Ch 7 part 3 - Click to edit Master subtitle style Groupthink Poor decisions as a result of overconfidence High cohesiveness Group homogeneity

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8/31/11 Groupthink Poor decisions as a result of overconfidence High cohesiveness Group homogeneity Isolation
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8/31/11 Groupthink Haphazardly reach consensus Don’t consider all of the information Self-censorship Mindguard
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8/31/11 Groupthink Haphazardly reach consensus Member’s views not independent Similarity and cohesion contribute
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8/31/11 Groupthink Haphazardly reach consensus Public conformity without acceptance Dissenters cut out of loop
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8/31/11 Symptoms Illusion of invulnerability Superior morality Shared beliefs/stereotypes Collective rationalizations Illusion of unanimity “Mind-guards”
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8/31/11 Examples Pearl Harbor Bay of Pigs Vietnam Watergate
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8/31/11 Remedies for groupthink Devil’s advocate Use outsiders Private votes
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What about (numerical minorities)? Can sway majorities
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course COMST 101 taught by Professor Blankenship during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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Ch 7 part 3 - Click to edit Master subtitle style Groupthink Poor decisions as a result of overconfidence High cohesiveness Group homogeneity

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