Group polarization  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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In social psychology, group polarization refers to the tendency for a group to make decisions that are more extreme than the initial inclination of its members. These more extreme decisions are towards greater risk if individuals' initial tendencies are to be risky and towards greater caution if individuals' initial tendencies are to be cautious.

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