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The majority of the initial research on groupthink was performed by Irving Janis, a research psychologist from Yale University.

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NASA and the Columbia Disaster: Decision-making by Groupthink?
2003) suggest that the groupthink that pervaded the decision-making at NASA in characteristics of groupthink developed by Janis and utilized in this study.
Groupthink: Collective Delusions in Organizations and Markets
of symptoms for which he coined the term “groupthink”.
Groupthink (PDF) - The Book—A First Look at Communication Theory
The following document is an archived chapter from a previous edition of.
Effects of Groupthink on Tactical Decision-Making

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From the Sanhedrin to Alan Greenspan, strategies to avoid the perils of groupthink
The crux of Schnall's thesis is that this format, practiced by Greenspan in the boardroom and the Sanhedrin in adjudicating capital cases – can offer valuable lessons in countering the psychological phenomenon known as groupthink.
June quarter results threaten the groupthink of the last few months that the
In our June 30th article we had mentioned that the consensus looks like a prime example of 'groupthink'. We had argued that in FY10-11, a year of robust recovery, the EPS was probably Rs1,013.
The dangers of groupthink
Boardroom diversity needed to avoid 'groupthink'
Greater executive level diversity is needed if businesses are to avoid 'groupthink', it has been claimed.
20-40-60 Etiquette: Airplane Etiquette?
Groupthink, or in this case, group action where people blocked the aisles, can happen spontaneously to put limits on a person who is out of control, but it doesn't make the person any less rude. It might make him angrier.

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Groupthink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within groups of people.
What is Groupthink
Groupthink is a concept that was identified by Irving Janis that refers to faulty decision-making in a group.
Groupthink - Oregon State University
Groupthink - YouTube
Jul 7, 2008 Available at: http://crmlearning.

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