from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to a perceived majority view.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)
If only Macpherson had used the term groupthink instead the absurdity above wouldn't have happened.
They engage in groupthink and newspeak and you can spend a lifetime shaking them off.
The same groupthink is at play with today's election.
To wit, I now and then think, or perhaps despair, that inane mediocre groupthink is the whole point of humanity.
Writing that reaction off as defensive groupthink is defensive groupthink.
I'm sorry, is this supposed to somehow show that olegt DOES NOT engage in groupthink?
Forum groupthink is insanely established to the point you generally go to forums that agree with you, or you learn to fit in fast or shut up about anything that the regulars have deemed to be wrong.
That type of monolithic groupthink is the Republican way.
I thought that forced conformity was a lefty thing, but if these comments are any indication groupthink is alive and well.
The newspaper and university driven groupthink is out of control.
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