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Defining Groupthink and How to Avoid Groupthink

What is groupthink? How can a group avoid groupthink?

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Groupthink is when a group makes faulty decisions because of group pressures. It is when there is a breakdown of thinking, testing, and moral judgement. Often groups affected by groupthink stop thinking about other solutions and take irrational actions. Groupthink is likely to happen more often when members of the group are from similar backgrounds, isolated from other opinions, and there is a lack of rules regarding decision making.

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This detailed solution defines groupthink,gives the eight symptoms of groupthink, and outlines ways to prevent it. It includes links and examples.