Authentic Dissent And The Devil 's Advocate

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The results of the study which compared authentic dissent and the devil’s advocate found that the devil’s advocate did not reach the level of the original thoughts stimulated by the authentic dissenter but in turn did stimulate a greater amount of thoughts that supported the initial viewpoint (Nemeth et al., 2001). The study also revealed with the use of the three way ANOVA a significant variance between minority authority and consistent devil’s advocate. Planned contrast revealed that the consistent devil’s advocate was disliked more than the control (Nemeth et al., 2001). While the authentic minority was only slightly disliked more than the control, these two methods did not considerably fluctuate on likability (Nemeth et al., 2001). The use of the three level ANOVA did have a noticeable change to the number of solutions found. It revealed that when using a planned contrast model the authentic minority condition generated the most solutions to the results in the study. With higher solutions than both consistent devil’s advocate condition and the control, these two did not fluctuate by much. Regarding the mood of the groups which these processes were used seemed to be very similar. There were few differences between authentic minority and devil’s advocate with regard to anger and excitement (Nemeth et al., 2001). Concerning the observations of the groups process, a third principle revealed three factors, harmony, stimulation, and group conflict (Nemeth et al.,
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