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Chapter 8 group dynamics

Chapter 8 group dynamics - Understanding Group Interaction...

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1 Understanding Group Interaction
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2 What is a Group? Multiple members 2 or more people perceive themselves as a group Group rewards Corresponding effects Common goals
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3 Why People Join Groups Psychological Needs Affiliation Identification Survival Needs Emotional support Assistance or help Commonality Common interests Common goals Situational Reasons Physical proximity Assignment
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4 Factors Affecting Group Performance Group Cohesiveness Communication Structure Group Roles Presence of Others Type of Task Individual Dominance Groupthink
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5 Factors Affecting Group Cohesiveness Group Homogeneity Homogeneous Heterogeneous Slightly heterogeneous Stability of Membership Isolation Outside Pressure Group Size Group Status
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6 Group Homogeneity Research Group Basketball Winning % Family Feud Prize Money Homogeneous 53 254 Heterogeneous 53 278 Slightly heterogeneous 60 330
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