Groupthink: Definition & Examples


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Groupthink occurs:

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1. Groups that experience groupthink disregard _____ in order to maintain harmony in the group.

2. Which of the following describes the likely outcome of decisions shaped by groupthink?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess what you know about the phenomenon of groupthink. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know about groupthink behavior and be able to identify a real world example of groupthink.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Preventative measures for avoiding groupthink
  • How groupthink is developed
  • Well-known example of groupthink
  • The outcome of groupthink decisions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related business lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding group consensus and decision making and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of groupthink

Additional Learning

To learn more about the phenomenon of groupthink, review the corresponding lesson, Groupthink: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how groupthink occurs
  • Discuss the many results of groupthink
  • Learn how to prevent groupthink behavior
  • Know when a group is more vulnerable to groupthink