Comic 26

1 Apr 2011 Groupthink affects individuals involved to act in ways they might not normally, such that groupthink is “a mode of thinking that people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members striving for unanimity overrides their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action” (Janis 1982, as quoted in Whyte 1989). Whyte (1989) continues with eight symptoms of groupthink, which include an illusion of invulnerability, and self-censorship.