groupthink
noun Etymology: 1group + -think (as in doublethink) Date: 1952 a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics

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  • groupthink — UK US /ˈɡruːpθɪŋk/ noun [U] (also group think) MEETINGS, MANAGEMENT ► the process in which bad decisions are made by a group because its members do not want to express opinions, suggest new ideas, etc. that others may disagree with: »Most of us… …   Financial and business terms

  • groupthink — 1959, from GROUP (Cf. group) + THINK (Cf. think) …   Etymology dictionary

  • groupthink — [gro͞op′thiŋk΄] n. the tendency of members of a committee, profession, etc. to conform to those opinions or feelings prevailing in their group …   English World dictionary

  • Groupthink — Psychology …   Wikipedia

  • Groupthink — Gruppendenken bezeichnet einen Prozess, bei dem eine Gruppe von eigentlich kompetenten Personen schlechte oder realitätsferne Entscheidungen trifft, weil jede Person ihre eigene Meinung an die vermutete Gruppenmeinung anpasst. Daraus können… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GroupThink — Pensée de groupe La pensée de groupe ou GroupThink est un terme inventé par Irving Janis en 1972. Le terme décrit le processus selon lequel les individus d un groupe ont tendance à rechercher le consensus plutôt qu à appréhender de manière… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Groupthink — Pensée de groupe La pensée de groupe ou GroupThink est un terme inventé par Irving Janis en 1972. Le terme décrit le processus selon lequel les individus d un groupe ont tendance à rechercher le consensus plutôt qu à appréhender de manière… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Groupthink — A phenomenon developed in groups and marked by the consensus of opinion without critical reasoning or evaluation of consequences or alternatives. Groupthink evolves around a common desire to not upset the balance of a group of people by creating… …   Investment dictionary

  • groupthink — /grupˈθɪŋk/ (say groohp thingk) noun 1. the consensus of opinions, ideas, etc., reached by a group which has worked together so long that they have ceased to question each other s thinking. –verb (i) (groupthought, groupthinking) 2. to arrive at… …   Australian English dictionary

  • groupthink — /groohp thingk /, n. 1. the practice of approaching problems or issues as matters that are best dealt with by consensus of a group rather than by individuals acting independently; conformity. 2. the lack of individual creativity, or of a sense of …   Universalium

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