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Groupthink

CRM Films presents ; a CRM production ; written & directed by Kirby Timmons ; produced by Melanie Mihal
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The late Dr. Irving Janis coined the term groupthink, which is a natural tendency to achieve agreement for the sake of group unity despite contrary facts and potentially dangerous consequences. The potential impact of groupthink, the eight symptoms of groupthink and strategies for avoiding it are demonstrated with historical events including the Challenger disaster of 1986, the Bay of Pigs invasion, Pearl Harbor and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Includes clips from a 1972 interview with Dr. Janis, and dramatized sequences.
Director
Kirby Timmons
Performers
Host and narrator: Warren Stanhope ; cast, Joe Berryman, Peter Boyle, Richard Jenkins, Alan Ackles, Dennis Letts, Lane Smith, Brady Coleman, Ken Magee, Jim McQueen, Randy Means, Jim Peters.
Release Date
1992
Run Time
25 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Library copy lacks leader's guide.
  • "156328" -- Disc label and bar code on container.
  • Date on DVD label, c1992. Date on program, c1991.
  • Leader's guide Includes bibliographical references (page 19).
Variant Title
Group think
Edition
Revised edition
Contents
  • Definition of groupthink
  • Decision to launch
  • The 8 symptoms of groupthink
  • Overestimation of the group
  • Closed mindedness
  • Pressure towards uniformity
  • Fostering a positive decision-making climate
  • Conclusion.
Credits
Executive producer, Peter J. Jordan ; edited by Jill Nemiro ; music supervision, Richard McCurdy.
Published
Carlsbad, CA : CRM Learning, [2006?]
Publisher no.
ACR375 CRM Learning
Description
1 videodisc (25 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 leader's guide (21 pages ; 28 cm)
DVD.
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