Ch8 - Group Cohesion Chapter 8 Main Points Conceptual Model...

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Group Cohesion Chapter 8
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Main Points Conceptual Model of Cohesion Relationship between Cohesion and Performance Guidelines for building Cohesion
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Cohesion Think about an experience you’ve had with a group/team. What made the group/team cohesive (or not)? Task cohesion The degree to which group members work together to achieve common goals and objectives Social cohesion The interpersonal attractions among group members
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Types of Teams Coacting teams: Individual performance is a primary focus and team performance may be secondary. Examples are swimming, track and field, and gymnastics. Interdependent teams: No matter how well any individual plays, the team must work together for success. Examples are basketball, football, soccer, volleyball.
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Degree of task cohesion required
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Team Cohesion “A dynamic process that is reflected in the tendency for a group to stick together and remain united in the pursuit of its instrumental objectives or for the satisfaction of member affective needs.” (Carron et al., 1998)
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSYCH 388 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC Greensboro.

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Ch8 - Group Cohesion Chapter 8 Main Points Conceptual Model...

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