social psych project

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social psych project
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2013-04-23 15:56:51
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  1. the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity of individual responsibility
    group think
  2. the tendency for groups to make decisions that are more extreme than the decisions that would be made by the members acting alone
    group polarization
  3. a person is more likely to make a different decision when they are in a group which results in the group becoming more polarized
    riskey shift
  4. the resultant of all the forces acting on members to remain in the group
    group cohesiveness
  5. the tendency of individuals to put forth less effort when they are part of a group
    social loafing
  6. this produces a feeling of discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors to reduce the discomfort and restore balance
    cognitive dissonance
  7. a type of social influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group
    conformity

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