Groupthink Stimulates unethical behaviors.‘Groupthink’ is generally defined as the practice of making decisions as a group in a way that discourages individual responsibility. Thus, groupthink can be fertile ground for stimulating unethical behaviors. Professionals, accountants, attorneys, journalists, psychologists, physicians and the like are not immune from these dynamics.
2a. Discuss why groupthink can lead to bad decisions, citing examples of such decisions among a selected profession (i.e. law, medicine, journalism, etc.).
2b. How does groupthink relate to utilitarian measures of happiness? For example, if the entire group agrees on one definition of happiness, how could this potentially be justified under the utilitarian model to guide the group toward immoral, yet ethical, behavior?
Cherry, K. (2020, January 16). How to recognize and avoid groupthink. VerywellMind.
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