from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In social psychol., the collective mind of a group, class, or society; the stock of beliefs, customs, attitudes, etc., common to the members of such a group.


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  • There are some great choices here, but one glaring omission as far as I'm concerned: Vernor Vinge's "Tines" from A Fire Upon the Deep -- dog-like aliens that have limited intelligence individually, but become conscious entities ( "individuals") in group-mind packs of four or more.

    MIND MELD: The Best Aliens in Science Fiction

  • The Shrill are a networked group-mind alien life form.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » 2010 » April

  • Her goal is to lodge in the group-mind the idea that a more productive response to “mistakes” is to try to do better next time, just a notch better.


  • We see this principle of emergence vividly illustrated by the powerful, rational, utility maximizing emergent group-mind of an ant colony.

    Consider the Ant

  • Stephen led his students to accept him as the mediator of their communal sense of sacredness, the group-mind ....

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • In the group-mind, Michael Moore was negatively association with resistance to the once popular cause.

    How Sick is Sicko?

  • It will create a parliament -- a merged group-mind borganism that speaks as one supermind built from the beliefs of the victors.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • A flurry of excitement had raced through the Cocytan group-mind when Low had succeeded in bypassing the guardians.

    The Dig

  • We know that some of the greatest movements of history, veritable transformations of the group-mind, can be traced back to a tiny beginning in the faithful spiritual experience and response of some one man, his contact with the centre which started the ripples of creative love.

    The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day

  • Tone, atmosphere are the things which really matter; and these are provided by the group-mind, and reflect its spiritual state.

    The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day


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