Dagens Begrepp: Groupthink

Att känna till olika begrepp, ord och psykologiska mönster är enligt mig viktigt för att kunna avkoda och tyda världen runt omkring oss. Om vi ej är medvetna om detta så är det lätt att missa vad som egentligen sker framför våra ögon. Vi ser inte vad som händer på riktigt, vi tror vi gör det, men vi missar att ifrågasätta och granska.

Wikipedia: 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 incorrect or deviant decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences. Loyalty to the group 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 their own abilities in decision-making, and significantly underates the abilities of their opponents (the “outgroup”)… mer

exempel: businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-24/groupthink-in-davos-financial-crisis-over

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