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Definitions for groupthink
ˈgrupˌθɪŋkgroup·think

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. groupthinknoun

    decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)

Wiktionary

  1. groupthinknoun

    A process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to a perceived majority view.

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  1. Groupthink

    Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Cohesiveness, or the desire for cohesiveness, in a group may produce a tendency among its members to agree at all costs. This causes the group to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation.Groupthink is a construct of social psychology, but has an extensive reach and influences literature in the fields of communication studies, political science, management, and organizational theory, as well as important aspects of deviant religious cult behaviour.

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  1. groupthink

    Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, where the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an incorrect or irrational decision-making outcome. It often discourages creativity, individual responsibility, and independent thinking, leading the group to make decisions without critical evaluation or considering alternative viewpoints.

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  1. Groupthink

    Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an incorrect or deviant decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences. Loyalty to the group requires individuals to avoid raising controversial issues or alternative solutions, and there is loss of individual creativity, uniqueness and independent thinking. The dysfunctional group dynamics of the "ingroup" produces an "illusion of invulnerability". Thus the "ingroup" significantly overrates their own abilities in decision-making, and significantly underrates the abilities of their opponents. Antecedent factors such as group cohesiveness, faulty group structure, and situational context play into the likelihood of whether or not groupthink will impact the decision-making process. Groupthink is a construct of social psychology, but has an extensive reach and influences literature in the fields of communication studies, political science, management, and organizational theory, as well as important aspects of deviant religious cult behaviour.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of groupthink in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of groupthink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of groupthink in a Sentence

  1. Philipp Schulien:

    There are certain effects that might appear during long-term missions like the so-called groupthink effect, long, isolated groups tend to stop communicating with the ground.

  2. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    Groupthink encourages conformity and this consistently leads back to trusting and following the leader, for it is through him or her that their cause will be achieved.

  3. Jalen Johnson:

    Where I am from, it is not typical to be a Black Republican because, for decades, the Democratic party has trapped our parents and their parents into this liberal groupthink, to have found a member that is an America First Black Republican. The choice to throw my hat in the ring was a no-brainer for me.

  4. Michelle Daisley:

    Firms with less diverse management teams are less able to see issues from many angles. This is especially important for a sector that has recently suffered scandals attributed to unchallenged leadership and 'groupthink'.

  5. Jonathan Crisp:

    Timothy Hale-Cusanelli makes extreme statements to get attention( and) offends people along the way, it was groupthink.

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