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Group: Groupthink

Psycre1 A52

1. Introduction

1.1. Janis (1972) and Moorhead and Neck (1991) Hypothesis on Groupthink (INTRO IN HISTORY
AND SUCH, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO EXAMINE GROUP DECIS0ION MAKING, CONSEQUENCES)
1.1.1 Initially accepted model of groupthink
1.1.1.1. Antecedent Conditions
1.1.1.2. Groupthink Symptoms
1.1.1.3. Decision making Defects
1.1.2 All resulting to a low probability of a successful outcome from the group
1.2. Discussion of Research stemming from Janis
1.3. Research Gap – Movement towards a more dynamic society (current viewpoint)

2. Main Topic and RRLs (Groupthink Phenomenon in 3 Situations)

2.1. Moorhead and Neck (1991) Space Shuttle Fiasco


2.2. Flowers (1997) Groupthink is more prevalent than most would believe
2.3. Aldag and Fuller (1993) which will serve as the basis for most of our literature
2.3.1 Case Analysis’s

3. Introducing the Research Gap

3.1. Updated revisions to the Groupthink have given rise to a dynamically new research gap
3.2. Research Gap – Movement towards a more dynamic society (current viewpoint)
3.2.1 Millennial Generation as a new key factor of groupthink
3.2.1.1 Çaya (2016)Group think Phenomenon in Youth gangs: An Illusion of
being Invulnerable
3.2.2 The Online Generation
3.2.2.1 The idea of decisions and meetings made over the coverage of the
internet

Specific factors:

Close-mindedness and open leadership

Gaps: towards the end of the process

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