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Unformatted text preview: Cohesion is good - too much cohesion is bad. Conditions of Group-think: High cohesiveness Specific characteristics of the environment in which the group functions Stressful internal and external characteristics Group insulation (closed system) Lack of impartial leadership Lack of decision-making procedures Stress on group - internal and external Symptoms of Group-think: Overestimation of group Illusion of invulnerability Belief in the inherent morality of the group Closed-mindedness Out group stereotypes Collective rationalization Pressure towards uniformity Self-censorship Illusion of unanimity Self-appointed mindguards Pressure on dissenters...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COM 111 taught by Professor Hallsten during the Spring '08 term at Illinois State.
- Spring '08