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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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October 17th 2021

positive symptoms

behavioursrelated to a mental disorder which do not occur in healthy persons; for example, hallucinations in schizophrenia.