Groupthink

Groupthink
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Groupthink is when people in a group all start to think the same way and agree with each other, even if it's not the best decision. This can happen because people don't want to disagree with their friends or because they don't want to cause trouble. It's like when you're with your friends and everyone wants to do something, but you're not sure if it's a good idea. Instead of speaking up, you just go along with it. Playing the devil's advocate can help us avoid groupthink. It is when someone takes the opposite point of view on purpose, even if they don't really believe it. They do this to make sure that all sides of an argument are considered and to help people think more critically.
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Groupthink is when people in a group all start to think the same way and agree with each other, even if it's not the best decision. This can happen because people don't want to disagree with their friends or because they don't want to cause trouble. It's like when you're with your friends and everyone wants to do something, but you're not sure if it's a good idea. Instead of speaking up, you just go along with it. Playing the devil's advocate can help us avoid groupthink. It is when someone takes the opposite point of view on purpose, even if they don't really believe it. They do this to make sure that all sides of an argument are considered and to help people think more critically.
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groupthink group agree disagree best decision trouble not sure good idea playing (a role) devil advocate devil's advocate opposite point of view on purpose believe all sides of an argument considered think critically
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Groupthink
Groupthink is a phenomenon that occurs when a group of well-intentioned people makes irrational or non-optimal decisions spurred by the urge to conform or the belief that dissent is impossible. The problematic or premature consensus that is characteristic of groupthink may be fueled by a particular…
Groupthink - Wikipedia
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