CAS CH 1-4 - Chapter 1 1. Grouphate: the feeling of...

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Chapter 1 1. Grouphate: the feeling of antipathy and hostility many people have against working in a  group, fostered by the many ineffective, time-wasting groups that exist. 2. Group: three or more people with an interdependent goal who interact and influence  each other 3. Interaction: mutual influence by two or more people through the communication process; a. Implies communication, exchange of signals, among people who belong to the  group 4. Small group: a group of at least three but few enough members for each to perceive all  others as individuals, who meet face to face, share some identity or common purpose,  and share standards for governing their activities as members 5. Interdependent goal: an objective shared by members of a small group in such a way  that one member cannot achieve the goal without the other members also achieving it 6. Discussion(small group discussion): a small group of people communicating with each  other to achieve some interdependent goal, such as increased understanding,  coordination of activity, or solution to a shared problem.  a. Characteristicss of small group discussion i. A small enough number of people to each be aware of (typically 3 to 7( ii. A mutually independent purpose, making the success of one member  contingent on the success of all iii. Interaction involving verbal and nonverbal channels, with words  conveying the content of the discussion. iv. A sense of cooperation among members. All members perceive  themselves as searching for a group outcome that will be as satisfactory  as possible to all, so that no one is frustrated at losing to another group  member.
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7. Discussion: any term essential to the concept of a group, is the primarily verbal  exchange among members through which the work of the group is accomplished 8. Small group communication: the scholarly study of communication among members of a  small group, among two or more groups, and between groups and larger organizations;  the body of communication theory produced by each study.  9. Primary groups:  a group whose main purpose is to meet members needs for inclusion  and affection 10. Secondary group: a group whose major purpose is to complete a task, such as making a  decision, solving a problem, writing a report, or providing recommendations to a parent  organization 11. Activity groups: enable members to participate in an activity, both for the sake of doing  the activity and for the affiliation provided by doing the activity with others. Such as  bridge, bowling, hunting and so forth 12. Personal growth groups: a group of people who come together to develop personal 
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CAS CH 1-4 - Chapter 1 1. Grouphate: the feeling of...

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