Groupthink Janis

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Definition: Groupthink Janis

The word "groupthink" was coined in 1972 by psychologist Irving Janis. It is a process which shows that because of each member's tendency to conform to what he/she thinks would be the group consensus, a group may make faulty decisions.

This is an example of how a group due to its members’ deep urges to be in consensus overrides their motivation to realistically assess the situation and come up with alternative courses of action.

A very good example is

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