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Group-induced extremization : review of evidence and a minority-change explanation

Group-induced extremization : review of evidence and a minority-change explanation

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LAMM, Helmut, Gisela TROMMSDORFF, Edith ROST-SCHAUDE, 1973. Group-induced extremization : review of evidence and a minority-change explanation. In: Psychological Reports. 33, pp. 471-484

@article{Lamm1973Group-10383, title={Group-induced extremization : review of evidence and a minority-change explanation}, year={1973}, doi={10.2466/pr0.1973.33.2.471}, volume={33}, journal={Psychological Reports}, pages={471--484}, author={Lamm, Helmut and Trommsdorff, Gisela and Rost-Schaude, Edith} }

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