Study Guide Final Exam

Study Guide Final Exam - Comm. 200 Ken Sereno Study Guide...

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Ken Sereno Study Guide for Final Exam Chapter 9. Group Contexts 1. What are the major research findings about the relationship between group size and satisfaction? Between group size and productivity? 2. What are some of the major traits of leaders? What are the two kinds of functional leaders? What are the three leadership styles? 3. What kinds of conflict help decision-making? What kinds of conflict are destructive? 4. Describe the types and reasons for compliance. 5. Collins and Guetzkow’s Input-Process-Output Model What are inputs? process? outputs? What was the major research concern of C and G? Of the three terms--inputs, process, and outputs-- which concept was relatively neglected in C and G’s research? What are the two categories of obstacles groups face in solving problems? What is the assembly effect? Under what conditions does it apply? What are the strengths and weaknesses of C and G’s theory and research? 6. Cattell’s Theory of Group Syntality What is syntality? What is synergy? What is intrinsic synergy? What is effective synergy? What is cohesiveness? What is the role of cohesiveness to the kind of synergy exerted in a group and the quality of the solution the group will achieve? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the theory? 7. Irving Janis’ Theory of Groupthink What is groupthink? What is Janis’ view of the role of cohesiveness to the quality of group decision making? What are major symptoms of groupthink? What are some strategies for avoiding groupthink? What is the major
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