BIAS OF THE WEEK

Groupthink

In 1986 the space shuttle Challenger tragically and fatally broke apart 73 secons into flight

The experts who gave the go aheah ignored technical warning signs in favour of agreeing with their collegues

As a group, we sometimes collectively agree on thngs we don’t truely believe just to avoid conflict.

See the full study here :

Janis, I. (1991). Groupthink. In E. Griffin (Ed.) A First Look at
Communication Theory (pp. 235 – 246). New York: McGrawHill https://williamwolff.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/griffin-groupthink-challenger.pdf

Want to know more about biases?

Humor Effect

Fear of missing out

Decision Fatigue

Planning Fallacy