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Group polarization

The tendency of a group to express more extreme views than members would express as individuals.

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Social facilitation affect

The tendency for people to perform better when others are watching.

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Bystander effect

Diffusion of responsibility when a large group of people is present.

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Conformity

Tendency for people to follow the behavior of the group.

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Compliance

Tendency for people to obey A request by an authority.

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Milgram

Studied obedience to authority.
Subjects were assigned as teachers, told to shock learners if they answered incorrectly. Many subjects continue to follow instructions even when they believed they were delivering dangerous levels of shock.