Definition of Groupthink

1. Noun. Decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility).

Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making



Definition of Groupthink

1. Noun. A process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to a perceived majority view. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Groupthink

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Groupthink

groupings
groupist
groupists
grouplet
grouplets
grouplike
groupmind
groupminds
groupoid
groupoidal
groupoids
groups
groupset
groupsets
groupspeak
groupthink (current term)
groupthinks
groupuscular
groupuscule
groupuscules
groupware
groupwares
groupwide
groupwork
groupworker
groupworkers
groupy
grouse
grouse-berry
grouse whortleberry

Literary usage of Groupthink

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"In Janis's theory, strong cohesion facilitates the emergence of what he calls groupthink, a way of coping with stress that is likely to be highly ..."

2. CyberRisk '96 Proceedings: Tools for Reducing Risk and Building Ethical by National Computer Security Association (1998)
"In the extreme, a group can display groupthink, in which a consensus is reached ... When groupthink prevails, evidence contrary to the received view is ..."

3. National Computer Security Conference, 1993 (16th) Proceedings: Information by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"In the extreme, a group can display groupthink,in which a consensus is reached ... When groupthink prevails, evidence contrary to the received view is ..."

4. In Search of a Post-Cold War Security Structure by Gregory D. Foster (1996)
"On the subject of groupthink, see, most notably, Irving L. Janis, groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes, 2nd ed. ..."

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