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Group-think and team

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Answer the following questions and include references.

1. Is there a difference between a group and a team? If so, what is it? If not, why not?
2. What is groupthink? How can a group avoid groupthink?

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This solution answers question about abnormal psychology. It discusses the differences between groups and teams, and explains groupthink. The explanation is given in 445 words with two references.

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1. Is there a difference between a group and a team? If so, what is it? If not, why not?

A group is an assembled number of people brought together or has some common relationship; a team is people in work or activity; one side of a group like in sports, debate, etc (Conyne, 1999).

There are similarities and differences between a team and a group, a team is a subsection of a group. The group is the entire collection of people they may or may not have the same goal or project (the employees of IBM is a group, the entire class is a group). A team is a smaller part of the group of people working together to reach the same object ...

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