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Groupthink summary

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In 1961, a group of government officials decided to invade a small island. The plan seemed sound, the confidence level was high, and the group thought that it had good knowledge about the island and its leaders. It turned out that the group made an incorrect assumption, which led to a failed attempt at taking over the small island. This event, called the Bay of Pigs invasion, is an example of the phenomenon of groupthink.
Based on your understanding of groupthink (define "groupthink"), provide another example from our recent history or from your experiences that could be considered groupthink.
Explain why you think it is groupthink.

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As you define it, I see it as a consequence of overdependence upon group conformity. Because groupthink places so much emphasis upon team loyalty and that insular thinking from ...

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Groupthink summary is briefly articulated. Personal experiences are integrated.

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