Groupthink NOTES

Groupthink NOTES - Groupthink by Irving Janis When group...

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Groupthink by Irving Janis When group members’ desires for unanimity overrides their motivation to assess all available plans of action . Groupthink occurs when a group makes faulty decisions b/c group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment”. Groups affected by groupthink ignore alternatives and tend to take irrational actions that dehumanize other groups A group is especially vulnerable to groupthink when members are similar in background , when the group is insulated from outside opinions , and when there are no clear rules for decision-making. Assumptions 1. Conditions in groups promote high cohesiveness Cohesiveness: The extent to which group members are willing to work together 2. Group problem solving is primarily a unified process Affiliative Constraints: group members withhold their input rather than risk rejection 3. Groups and group decision making are frequently complex *Groupthink occurs when groups are highly cohesive
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