Group Processes III When Groups Go Wrong 11 116 10

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11/16/2010 Group Processes III: When Groups Go Wrong I. Deindividuation o Antecedents of Deindividuation o Experience of Deindividuation o Deindividuated behaviors II. Group Decision Making o Majority Influence o Minority Influence When good people form bad groups: o Group dynamics can create pathological conditions not expected of individuals o When we are put into groups – where the group is high energy and emotion, especially, can lead people to do things they don’t normally do *mass hysteria *mob violence *mass psychogenic illness I. Deindividuation o Do not represent ourselves as an individual o It is the submersion of an individual in a crowd can result in: Temporary loss of self 1. Reductions of normal inhibitions and constraints on behavior 2. Increases in impulsive and deviant behavior o A. Antecedents of Deindividuation Anonymity White hoods and violence (Zimbardo, 1970) o Put participants in a situation where they were induced to shock people when they got questions wrong
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11/16/2010 o Manipulated by sitting the participant in their clothes or putting a big white sheet on them o More violence against the anonymous one
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