“Groupthink” or Independent Thinking?

Thoughts on Parashat Shofetim, September 3, 2011 By Rabbi Marc D. Angel Professor Eliezer Schnall of Yeshiva University, and his student Michael Greenberg, presented a paper at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association on August 7, 2011. They discussed an influential theory developed by the psychologist Irving Janis, known as “groupthink”. Janis posited…