BHS-240 Topic 7 Assignment -A Case of Groupthink

BHS-240 Topic 7 Assignment -A Case of Groupthink


The term groupthink refers to a process of group decision-making that is not based on a rational decision-making process, but rather the need for consensus and harmony. The concept was originally coined by a research psychologist named Irving Janis in 1972. Research an example in the media of groupthink that happened in the last decade. Write 500- to 1,000-word summary of the event. Be sure to explain why you believe the event is an example of groupthink.

Be sure to include the following in your summary:

  1. A description of the event/story

  2. An explanation in regards to why you think it is a good example of groupthink

  3. Two to five scholarly resources including the course textbook and the media groupthink example

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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