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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.
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(Sociology) a tendency within organizations or society to promote or establish the view of the predominant group
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the tendency of a decision-making group to strive for consensus and to avoid critical examination of alternatives.
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|Noun||1.||groupthink - decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)|
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