Chapter 6 Powerpoints

Chapter 6 Powerpoints - Chapter 6: Communicating in Small...

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Chapter 6: Communicating in Small Groups Fundamentals of Human Communication
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What is a Group? Group : A group consists of three or more people who repeatedly interact together to achieve a shared goal, regulating their conduct and communication within some set of rules that they mutually recognize and follow.
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Social Organizations in Groups Norms Roles Ranks Controls
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Influence of Group Size Many scholars feel that five (5) is an ideal number. Too many group members will result in less rather than more interaction
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Stages in Group Development Stage 1: Forming Status and power rankings emerge
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Stages in Group Development Stage 2: Storming People disagree. Leadership is established
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Stages in Group Development Stage 3: Norming Finished with the initial “sizing up” Deal with the group as a social entity
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Stages in Group Development Stage 4: Performing Group stabilizes Come together In consensus
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Communicating Within the Family Three aspects of socialization 1. Personality 1. Social Expectations 1. Enculturation
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Intimate Groups Intimate groups (“primary”) Family Peers
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course COMM 201 taught by Professor Ashlock during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisville.

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