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Unformatted text preview: Social Loafing. When individuals work in groups, they work less hard than they do when working individually, a process termed social loafing. Social Dilemmas. A social dilemma is a situation in which members of a group are faced with a conflict between maximizing their personal interests and maximizing the collective welfare. Groupthink. In group settings individuals may become victims of groupthink. Group members may share an illusion of invulnerability that leads to overconfidence and a greater willingness to take risks. Conformity. Groups bring powerful pressures to bear that produce conformity among their members. Although such pressures influence our behavior, we often are unaware of them....
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- Fall '10