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The Chamberlain Effect: Why We Make Bad Decisions, Even When We Know Better.

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The Chamberlain Effect: Why We Make Bad Decisions, Even When We Know Better.
On a cold, rainy night in 1962, Hershey, Pennsylvania, one of the greatest games in basketball history would take place. It's the Philadelphia Warriors versus the New York Knicks. The star player of the Warriors was a 7 foot 1, 275 pound man with a towering physical presence.

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Collective Behaviour

Collective Behaviour
The threshold model of collective behavior implies that even if we believe something is wrong, in some social contexts or situations, we do that very thing.

We sometimes make bad decisions, knowing fully well that they are not right.

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Mob Mentality

Mob Mentality

Mob mentality happens when people are in a group or a crowd, and seem to lose their rational thinking, changing their behavior and beliefs to suit the crowd.

Changed behavior in a crowd can also happen as a reaction to the behavior of people around and the general environment.

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Wrong But Socially Acceptable

Wrong But Socially Acceptable

Bad decisions may not be a result of beliefs or ignorance; they can also happen because we are not making a decision based on what's best for us (knowingly), but because of society, and peer pressure.

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