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The Phenomena of Spreadthink, Groupthink, and Erroneous Priorities

Dr. John N. Warfield, the great pioneer of integrative sciences, uses the term “Spreadthink” to describe the outcome of group dialogue infected with behavioral and cognitive constraints. This refers “to the demonstrated fact that when a group of individuals is working on a complex issue in a facilitated group activity, the views of the individual members of the group on the relative importance of problems and/or proposed action options will be literally ‘spread all over the map.’“