groupthink


noun

  1. the practice of approaching problems or issues as matters that are best dealt with by consensus of a group rather than by individuals acting independently; conformity.
  2. the lack of individual creativity, or of a sense of personal responsibility, that is sometimes characteristic of group interaction.

noun

  1. a tendency within organizations or society to promote or establish the view of the predominant group
n.

1959, from group (n.) + think.

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