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The act or practice of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially when characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to prevailing points of view.


(Sociology) a tendency within organizations or society to promote or establish the view of the predominant group



the tendency of a decision-making group to strive for consensus and to avoid critical examination of alternatives.
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Noun1.groupthink - decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
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25 August 2017 - London-based investment consortium Queripel Partners II LP has made an investment to acquire an equity stake in the UK-based holding company for asset management media group Think Digital Group Ltd.
However, before those who submit to varying degrees of either Stockholm Syndrome or Group Think suggest that this change justifies the self-justification of the EU existence, the likelihood is that such changes would have emerged anyway through bilateral trade negotiations between UK Government ministers and ministers from every EU state.
He looks at how the brain evolved to help us survive as cohesive communities and how this capacity has led to some negative aspects, such as group think, but has also led to the development of the scientific method and science as a social enterprise.
Oliver Jeffers has written and illustrated a gorgeous book about the nature of conformity and group think.
Certainly, having watched him over the last three months, others outside the group think that as well.
It doesn't matter what anybody thinks of us, what matters is what people inside the group think of themselves.
LiST, the Litigation Support Technology Group think tank in the United Kingdom, has released the third public draft of the Practice Direction for the use of IT in Civil Proceedings.
Supervisors should be familiar with three common phenomena--group norms, group think and group shift.
To an unbiased onlooker, there would appear to be a concerted effort to undermine the Labour leadership, to resign en masse, and yet to continue to support policies (including welfare reform, bombing in Syria etc) which sound remarkably like Conservative Party group think.
Animal parts, such as ivory, big cat skins and rhino horns, says pressure group Think Twice.
Addressing economic, legal and political issues, the book discusses such topics as the historical development of the concept of civil society, voluntary associations and the creation of "moral capital," constitutional protection of private property and Chinese transition, ideology and national defense, nationalism and group think, the therapeutic state, public education, and classical liberal responses to critics.