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. Read the course materials on groupthink and research an example in the media of groupthink that happened in the last decade. Write a 750-1,000-word summary of the event. Be sure to explain why you believe the event is an example of groupthink.
Include the following in your summary:
A description of the event/story.
An explanation as to why you think it is a good example of groupthink.
How has groupthink positively or negatively affected the event/story in your example?
Three to five scholarly resources including the course textbook and the media groupthink
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