Group Polarization

Topic: Group Decision Making Processes

Group polarization is the tendency for groups to make decisions that are more extreme than the initial inclination of its members.

Group decision-making is the process used when individuals are brought together in a group to solve problems. Decision making in groups is sometimes examined separately as process and outcome. Group polarization refers to the tendency for groups to make decisions that are more extreme than the initial inclination of its members.


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Key Points

• Group polarization refers to the tendency for groups to make decisions that are more extreme than the initial inclination of its members.


Key Terms

group polarization: It refers to the tendency for groups to make decisions that are more extreme than the initial inclination of its members.

group decision-making:  the process used when individuals are brought together in a group to solve problems



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