The Dangers of Groupthink over Independent Thinking

Groupthink refers to a phenomenon that occurs when a group of individuals prioritizes conformity and consensus over critical thinking and independent judgment. In such situations, the desire for harmony and agreement within the group becomes so strong that it overrides the need for objective analysis and evaluation of ideas. While group cohesion can be beneficial in some contexts, groupthink poses several dangers that can lead to flawed decision-making and negative outcomes. One of the primary dangers of groupthink is the suppression of dissenting opinions.

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