a strong CONCURRENCE-SEEKING tendency that interferes with effective group decision-making. Symptoms include apparent unanimity, illusions of invulnerability and moral correctness, biased perceptions of the OUTGROUP, interpersonal pressure, self-censorship, and defective decision-making strategies. Causes are thought to include group COHESION and isolation, poor leadership, and the stress involved in making decisions. Identified by U.S. psychologist Irving Janis (1918-1990).
VandenBos, G., Ed. (2007). Groupthink. In APA Dictionary of Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
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1st Paper on Conformity and Groupthink (5 pages):