Another week, another episode.
This week the Ish Crew thinks for themselves as they think in a group about what group think is...or something like that.
-The social, political and financial outcomes that arise from thinking as part of a group.
-Tangents run a muck
-Also, John Vex and Parnel don't want to get "dick punched"
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Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon
that occurs within a group of people
in which the desire for harmony or conformity
in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making
outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation
of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences.
Groupthink requires individuals to avoid raising controversial
issues or alternative solutions, and there is loss of individual creativity, uniqueness and independent thinking. The dysfunctional group dynamics
of the "ingroup
" produces an "illusion of invulnerability" (an inflated certainty that the right decision has been made). Thus the "ingroup" significantly overrates its own abilities in decision-making and significantly underrates the abilities of its opponents (the "outgroup
"). Furthermore, groupthink can produce dehumanizing actions against the "outgroup".
Antecedent factors such as group cohesiveness
, faulty group structure, and situational context (e.g., community panic) play into the likelihood of whether or not groupthink will impact the decision-making process.
Groupthink is a construct of social psychology
, but has an extensive reach and influences literature in the fields of communication studies
, political science
, and organizational theory
as well as important aspects of deviant religious cult