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Groupthink

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. Cohesiveness, or the desire for cohesiveness, in a group may produce a tendency among its members to agree at all costs. This causes the group to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation.

Groupthink is a construct of social psychology, but has an extensive reach and influences literature in the fields of communication studies, political science, management, and organizational theory, as well as important aspects of deviant religious cult behaviour.


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". Members of a group can often feel peer pressure to "go along with the crowd" in fear of rocking the boat or of what them speaking up will do to the overall to how their teammates perceive them. Group interactions tend to favor clear and harmonious agreements and it can be a cause for concern when little to no new innovations or arguments for better policies, outcomes and structures are called to question. (McLeod). Groupthink can often be referred to as a group of “yes men” because group activities and group projects in general make it extremely easy to pass on not offering constructive opinions.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupthink#:~:text=Groupthink%20is%20a%20psychological%20phenomenon,or%20dysfunctional%20decision%2Dmaking%20outcome.

I think we can come up with one or two examples.

The cops did not need to draw a gun or a taser on that 20 yo kid

They knew who he was, where he lived, the car he was driving, etc.

All they had to do was call his mom and tell her to turn him in for his own sake.

When in doubt, appeal to the ultimate authority; the moms.

Matt Gaetz; aka Professor Got2b Glued, under investigation for sexual allegations with a 17 yo girl.

Headline on MSNBC Ari Melber.

Coalition Of Voters For Election Fairness Everywhere

Or, COVFEFE, for short.

Remember Covfefe!

La Golondrina - The Chieftains


A gustatorial review of Trump's speech at CPAC (humor)

Let's be honest. Would you really want Ted Cruz around in the middle of a crisis?

Shouldn't we give him credit for getting the fuck out of the way?

MOBA 101 - an Introduction, hosted by Groveland Library and Groveland-Nichols House

This is the Museum of Bad Art
(Art too bad to be ignored)

https://fb.me/e/3ZhsFwJbO

http://museumofbadart.org/location/

Trust me, this is so bad, it's good.

This event will be virtual, via Zoom, on
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 AT 6 PM CST

"The pieces in the MOBA collection range from the works of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush. What they all have in common is a special quality that set them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent."


So, Republicans object to the $2k stimulus check because it's too broad, some don't need it

Maybe they have a point... (cough!, cough!)

Maybe it should be needs based.

Those who have little or nothing should get more, those that have lots, should get less or, maybe, pay.

We could call it Universal Basic Income, or UBI for short....

I'm sure that having addressed their objections, Republicans would immediately embrace the new plan.

What a Difference a Day Makes - Dinah Washington


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