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What is group think? How can a group avoid group think?

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Jex, S. & Britt, T. (2008). Organizational psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
PsySR.org. (2011).

What is groupthink?. Retrieved from http://www.psysr.org/about/pubs_resources/groupthink overview.htm

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"Groupthink refers to a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment that results from in-group pressures" (Jex & Britt, 2008, p. 391). This occurs when group members care more about unanimity than expressing an opinion that is different from others within the group. According to Irving Janis, a social psychologist, groupthink caused by group pressure causes the groups moral judgment, mental efficiency, and reality testing to deteriorate (PsySR.org, 2011). Janis believes there are eight symptoms of groupthink including collective rationalization, illusion of ...

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What is group think? How can a group avoid group think?

References:

Jex, S. & Britt, T. (2008). Organizational psychology: A scientist-practitioner approach (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
PsySR.org. (2011).

What is groupthink?. Retrieved from http://www.psysr.org/about/pubs_resources/groupthink overview.htm

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