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:
- A description of the event/story
- An explanation in regards to why you think it is a good example of groupthink
- Two to five scholarly resources
While GCU style 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.