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The tendency of members in a highly cohesive group to lose critical evaluative decision making capabilities is called
1. Group think
2. Assertiveness
3. Group polarization
4. Cognitive dissonance

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Group think

The correct answer is Group think.

  • Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome.
  • In many cases, people will set aside their own personal beliefs or adopt the opinion of the rest of the group.
  • In a group, individuals reach a consensus without critical reasoning or evaluation of the consequences or alternatives.
  • Groupthink is based on a common desire not to upset the balance of a group of people.

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