Irving L. Janis' victims of groupthink

@article{Hart1991IrvingLJ,
  title={Irving L. Janis' victims of groupthink},
  author={Paul 't Hart},
  journal={Political Psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={12},
  pages={247-278}
}
  • P. '. Hart
  • Published 1 June 1991
  • Sociology
  • Political Psychology
Victims of Groupthink: A Psychological Study of Foreign Policy Decisions and Fiascoes by Irving L. Janis was published for the first time in 1972. In an unprecedented way, Janis applied ideas from small-group analysis to the explanation of policy fiascoes. He made plausible the hypothesis that each of these events can, to a considerable extent, be attributed to the occurrence of a very specific and obviously detrimental phenomenon within the groups of decisionmakers involved in their making. He… Expand

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