PSYCH FL 10

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lmnajarian
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PSYCH FL 10

Post by lmnajarian » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:30 pm

For number 24 on Psych Secion 10, I wanted to clarify why the answer was not D. Mindguards. Collective rationalization and mindguards seem to be very similar in this context.
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Re: PSYCH FL 10

Post by NS_Tutor_Andrew » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:55 pm

Hi lmnajarian,

Thanks for the excellent question! You're right that these two factors seem similar, and in general, that's always a tricky aspect of groupthink, because the various factors work together to create the same outcome. The most important difference is that the administrator describes in the question does ultimately submit the report, whereas the role of a "mindguard" would be to filter unwanted information from the group. This also fits well with how the question tells us that the administrator at first just didn't believe the results and tried to explain it away. For a question where "mindguards" would be correct, you'd want a simple and unambiguous situation in which a person clearly keeps unwanted information away from the group, with no caveats about eventually writing a report or so on.

Hope this helps clarify things, and please keep up the great questions!
Andrew D.
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