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Stephanie and Barbie have been friends since eighth grade. They both go to the same college and Stephanie joins a sorority while Barbie lives in the dorms. A lot of their time is spent socializing with their respective sorority sisters and fellow dorm dwellers. By the end of their senior year in college, they find they have less in common with each other than with their other college friends.

Which of the following BEST explains their feelings?

A

Self-serving bias.

B

Self-fulfilling prophecy.

C

Diffusion of responsibility.

D

Groupthink.

E

Group polarization.

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