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Results: shared group 83% chose A, unshared 24% chose A This loss can be explained by the fact there wasn’t enough to counterbalance the effect of the 4 negative traits even when all 8 traits were out on the table (negativity bias) Group polarization Group think Group polarization: tendency for groups to make more extreme decisions than the initial inclinations of its members Why? o Persuasive arguments: strongest, most persuasive arguments presented favoring their initial judgments o Social comparison/ancho-and-adjust: first check out how everyone else feels, then take a similar position but a little more extreme – driven by wanting to be liked Group think: the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence-seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive group that it tend to override realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action (ie, when group cohesiveness is more important than considering the facts) Understand how fiascoes can occur when powerful people make
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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