groupthink

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From group +‎ think.

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groupthink (uncountable)

  1. A process of reasoning or decision-making by a group, especially one characterized by uncritical acceptance of or conformity to a perceived majority view.
    • 2005, Jacob Weisberg, Slate Magazine, Tuesday, July 12, 2005:
      This gang-bang speaks more to journalistic groupthink than to any real moral or legal reasoning.
    • 2012, Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers, Penguin 2013, p. 395:
      A militant group-think seized hold of the ministry.

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