The Law of Group Polarization

  title={The Law of Group Polarization},
  author={Cass R. Sunstein},
  journal={Administrative Law},
  • C. Sunstein
  • Published 1999
  • Physics, Sociology
  • Administrative Law
In a striking empirical regularity, deliberation tends to move groups, and the individuals who compose them, toward a more extreme point in the direction indicated by their own predeliberation judgments. For example, people who are opposed to the minimum wage are likely, after talking to each other, to be still more opposed; people who tend to support gun control are likely, after discussion, to support gun control with considerable enthusiasm; people who believe that global warming is a… Expand
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