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group·think

 (gro͞op′thĭngk′)
n.
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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groupthink

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

(ˈgrupˌθɪŋk)

n.
the tendency of a decision-making group to strive for consensus and to avoid critical examination of alternatives.
[1950–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Every so often, it's worthwhile to examine misperceptions that exist in the marketplace in order to consider whether momentum and groupthink have caused us to deviate from guiding principles.
He said: "If I can be very frank, for the last number of years bank bashing is kind of the new form of groupthink in this country."
In a society that values conformity over individuality, groupthink over critical reasoning, it is little wonder that the youth are seduced into experimenting with drugs, be it to cope, escape or 'fit in'.
A wise program would reduce groupthink by increasing the diversity of researchers, and by establishing a deliberate tension between research teams developing specific scenarios for deployment and others tasked with critically examining how these scenarios could go wrong.
I think he agrees with me that we see less intellectual diversity in the academy than in the public at large; he certainly concedes that academia is guilty of groupthink and that untenured faculty face pressure or even discrimination on ideological grounds.
The next element is that when things go wrong, those who speak up about the problems are dismissed, discounted or just plain punished. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/basics/groupthink) This leads to groupthink , a failure to challenge assumptions and to just go along, even when danger signs are in full sight.
The suggestion to call out wrong forecasters runs the risk of groupthink, which occurs when a group of well-intentioned forecasters makes irrational decisions that are spurred by the urge to conform or the discouragement of dissent.
Unless it has also been infested by liberal groupthink, the biology department would provide students with all they need to know about these sorts of things, and without the politics.
The current dominant groupthink in Delhi is so myopic that it overlooks the fact that its economy would be the first casualty if such a cold war were to become a reality.
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Remorse was even harder to find thanks to members controlled by "groupthink."