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1 Lecture Outline: Group Influence 1. What is a group? 2. Similarity: Group norms and social roles 3. Social facilitation effect 4. Deindividuation Terms to Know Group: Two or more people who interact for more than a few moments, feel like a group, and who influence each other via interdependent goals/needs. Aggregate: A collection of people who are in the presence of one another, but do not typically interact for more than a few moments and who do not feel like a group. Independent goals/needs. Critical difference: –Level of interaction –Feeling –Interdependent vs. independent goals/needs cp Five people waiting at the same corner for a bus People attending a worship service The ‘Spice Girls Fan Club’ Students in a seminar class Are These Groups? Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No cp Effects on Behavior 1. Similarity Group Norms : Expected behavior of all group members
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2 Sorority Study Crandall (1988) Alpha Sorority Norm: Moderate binging Beta Sorority Norm: Heavy binging Sorority Study
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 280 taught by Professor Stephaniemaddon during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.

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