Group Think - Jasmine Hill BLS 465 Assignment #3- Jonestown...

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Jasmine Hill BLS 465 Assignment #3- Jonestown and Group Think Groupthink occurs where there becomes a loss of the individual. The group’s main focus become unanimity rather than making decisions that make are best for the group as a whole. In order for group think to occur there need to be several traits within the group. There needs to be a strong leader who has total the ability to voice their opinions to the group. If groups partake in acts that are seen as extreme to the rest of society, such as cults, there needs to be some form of alienation or disconnect from society. In other situations that a more common (ex. the high salaries of CEOs for even smaller companies), then these types of groupthink are based more on tradition and have even become a part of the culture. To have the strongest groupthink possible it takes time and diligence. For a person to lose their total image as an individual they there must be complete confidence in what that believe in. A prime example of groupthink is the mass suicide of the religious group in Jonestown in 1978. When an individual has lost so much self-knowledge that the thought of a mass suicide
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course BLS 465 taught by Professor Herron during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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Group Think - Jasmine Hill BLS 465 Assignment #3- Jonestown...

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