Going to Extremes
How Like Minds Unite and Divide
Category: Concepts & Trends
Extremism grows when people join groups that agree with them.
In this summary, you will learn
- What is the concept of “group polarization”
- Which social factors create extreme behaviors
- How to prevent the rise of extreme viewpoints
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Why you should read Going to Extremes
This fascinating tour of the sociology of extremism provides a general description of its impact on society and describes specific tactics for leaders and managers who want to foster open discussion while promoting a democratic workplace. Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein addresses polarization by presenting results from numerous studies. Polarization affects every group interaction, including those of lawyers, judges, doctors, elected officials and the military. getAbstract recommends this book to those interested in promoting open discussions or in preventing pathologies that create mob behaviors and even genocide.
About the Author
Cass R. Sunstein is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of Nudge (with Richard Thaler) and Infotopia.
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