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22:54 Apr 19, 2010
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Social Sciences - Psychology
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English term or phrase: groupthink
Definition from American Psychological Association:
The tendency of a decision-making group to filter out undesirable input so that a consensus may be reached, especially if it is in line with the leader's viewpoint.

Example sentence(s):
  • A group is especially vulnerable to groupthink when its members are similar in background, when the group is insulated from outside opinions, and when there are no clear rules for decision making.
  • Another description, as it applies to education and group projects, is that "Groupthink is a process of gradualism that seeks to gently merge the followers into a pack with leaders, the hope being that the leaders will pull up those who typically reside on the low end of the motivation and achievement scale
  • Groups experiencing groupthink do not consider all alternatives and they desire unanimity at the expense of quality decisions. Small Group Communication
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5 +1समूहसोच
Lalit Sati
5सामूहिक विचार
suraj jaiswal


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Definition from own experience or research:
निर्णय लेने वाले समूह की ऐसी प्रवृत्ति जिसमें आमसहमति पर जोर रहता है। इसमें समूह में शामिल लोगों के व्यक्तिगत सृजनात्मक दृष्टिकोण व आलोचनात्मक विश्लेषण को बढ़ावा नहीं मिल पाता है।

Example sentence(s):
  • व्यक्ति का व्यवहार समूहसोच (groupthink) द्वारा काफी प्रभावित होता पाया गया है। समूहसोच एक ऐसी अवस्था होती है जिसमें समूह के लोग अपने वास्तविक विचार को इस कारण अभिव्यक्त नहीं कर पाते हैं क्योंकि समूह की आमसहमति की समग्रता (cohesiveness) बनाये रखने के ख्याल से इसे कहीं अधिक महत्त्वपूर्ण समझा जाता है। -  
Lalit Sati
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सामूहिक विचार

Definition from own experience or research:
किसी समूह की सोच या विचार के लिए सामूहिक विचार ही उपयुक्त शब्द है.

Example sentence(s):
  • किसी समूह की सोच या विचार के लिए सामूहिक विचार ही उपयुक्त शब्द है. - books 
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