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grouppolarisation

thetendency for groups to shift to make more extreme decisionsthan decisions made independently by members of the group.If individual members of a group are already cautious intheir attitude, they will demonstrate a shift toward an evenmore cautious attitude during group discussion within alike-minded group. When individuals are less cautious beforegroup discussion, they are likely to show a shift towardsmore risky decisions.

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Psychology term of the day

September 17th 2021

thematic apperception test (TAT)

 a projectivetest, whereby individuals are presented with ambiguous pictures and askedto generate a story from them, thereby reveal personality characteristics, motivation forpower, achievement and affiliation, and in a clinical setting, anyunderlying emotional problems.