Final Exam Study Guide - Concepts/Terms VirtualGroups: :...

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Concepts/Terms Virtual Groups: Virtual groups seem to require more time than  face-to-face groups to develop positive social relationships and cohesiveness.  Conflict in virtual groups : E-mail allows you to edit  intemperate messagesand edit offensive remarks. Virtual groups,  however, don’t always have greater difficulty with conflict than  face-to-face groups.  Benefits/Disadvantages of virtual groups:  Synchronous/asynchronous communication  Power 3 types of power attainment :  Dominance Prevention Empowerment Dominance : Competitive ,Active: haves and have-nots  Prevention :Competitive , Reactive: win-lose  Empowerment :Cooperative  not  competitive , Proactive  General labels of power:  Those who define others exercise control. (Teacher defines Student). May not be the Chair or president. Those who opposes significant change. Expertise and power :  Valuable and useful information for a group, but they also understand the information and know how to use it to help the group. Milgram Studies:  Almost two-thirds of the subjects  progressed to 450 volts and delivered the maximum shock until  they were instructed to stop by the experi- menter.  Three- quarters of the subjects, all college students, were obedient to the end  (54% of the men and 100% of the women.)  Group discussion  is a critical factor in defiance. The answer to the excessive  influence of legitimate authority rests with your ability to  discriminate between appropriate and inappropriate use of 
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