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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 incorrect or deviant decision-making outcome. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints. Loyalty to the group requires individuals to avoid raising controversial issues or alternative solutions. The dysfunctional group dynamics produces an "illusion of invulnerabilty" (inflated certainty that the right decision has been made). The primary socially negative cost of groupthink is the loss of individual creativity, uniqueness, and independent thinking.
Originally posted by EllaMarina
reply to post by abeverage
I fully believe in having delicacy just in case everything did happen as reported. In the case of the recent shooting, assuming I personally thought the parents aren't actually related to the children, I wouldn't imply that to their faces or those of the people who know them. Conspiring amongst ourselves is still okay, in my opinion.
As for the notion that shootings are all-out acting jobs, I agree that the theory is pretty incredulous, even if it does have the potential to be a mental exercise as to how such a thing could happen. No avenue of possibility should be left unexplored.
So much is being left unsaid, leaving plot holes. I wish we could have the whole story, because I feel like only a fraction is being reported.