Wall of Barriers Activity: Identify Dangerous Group Validation
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Activity:
Identify Dangerous Group Validation
Groups tend to see their way as the right way and their views as the correct views, even when they haven’t thought seriously about either. Group members implicitly tend to validate one another’s views, reinforcing group beliefs deeply held, beliefs perceived to be in the group’s interests, or beliefs the group just happens to believe are true.
See if you can come up with three or four examples of your own which illuminate the problem of group validation. Then, be on the lookout for examples of group validation in the daily news.
Examples of group validation: