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Groupthink

   

Definition: Groupthink is a mode of thinking people engage in when concurrence-seeking (maintaining group cohesiveness, solidarity and unanimity) becomes so dominant in a cohesive ingroup that it tends to override realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action.
The main principle of G is that the more amiability and esprit de corps there is among the members of a policy-making ingroup, the greater the danger that independent critical thinking will be replaced by G, which is likely to result in irrational and dehumanizing actions directed against outgroups.


   
   
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