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Unformatted text preview: existing tendencies; strengthening of members average tendency Social comparison- evaluating ones opinions and abilities by comparing oneself with others Pluralistic ignorance- false impression of what most other people are thinking, feeling, or responding • Informational influence • Normative influence Groupthink- “mode of thinking when concurrence seeking becomes so dominant it overrides realistic appraisal of alternate course of action • Amiable, cohesive group • Isolation from dissenting viewpoints • Directive leader Symptoms: • Illusion of invulnerability • Unquestioned belief of groups morality • Rationalization • Conformity pressure • Self-censorship • Illusion of unanimity • Mindguards Preventing groupthink: • Be impartial • Encourage critical evaluation • Subdivide group • Welcome outside opinions • “second chance meeting”...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 12 taught by Professor Stock during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10
- Social Psychology