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6185GROUPTHINK (REVISED)GROUPTHINK (REVISED)1991color25 minvhs Why do even the most cohesive, well-intentioned groups sometimes make decisions that lead to monumental errors? The late Dr. Irving Janis of Yale University identified the culprit as groupthink: a natural tendency to achieve agreement for the sake of group unity, regardless of contrary facts or potential consequences. Explains the eight symptoms: rationalization, shared stereotypes, self-censorship, mind guarding, direct pressure, and illusions of morality, invulnerability, and unanimity. Examples include a re-enactment of conferences leading to the 1986 launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger from the ABC-TV movie Challenger, the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the Cuban Bay of Pigs fiasco.