Why you need to speak up, especially after louts speak up.

October 6, 2007 | By | Reply More

New research reveals even if only one or two members of a group repeats an opinion, it is likely to be seen by others as representative of the whole group.

Why does this occur? It boils down to availability and memory.  Compare this to the famous social psychology experiments run by Soloman Asch in the 1950’s.   Remember to speak up, because your silence might be construed to be a vote against your own actual opinions.

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Category: Communication, Psychology Cognition

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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