In any group of three members, two of the three may have a tendency to alienate the third member and dominate the decision making for the group the trio represents.When this occurs, what term BEST applies to the two unified members?
Tom works as an agent for a large insurance company. At his work station, he has taped pictures of his wife and granddaughter and of last year’s Caribbean vacation. Sociologists would see these pictures as an attempt by Tom to ________.
All of the following historical situations involved elements of groupthink, as mentioned in the text, EXCEPT for which one?
the Normandy Invasion (D-day)
When the former Soviet Union collapsed, NATO forces were no longer needed to protect Europe from a communist invasion. Rather than disband NATO, it was turned into a "rapid response force" to fight terrorism. Sociologists would call this shift in focus an example of ________.
In Professor Jones' social problems course the students interact freely with one another, think of themselves as "Dr. J's class," and feel they are significant because of their mutual interest in social reform. In view of this which concept best describes Dr. Jones' class?
Most major companies sponsor "diversity training" lectures and workshops for their employees. What is the ultimate purpose of these efforts?
to stimulate an understanding of cultural differences