Chapter14 - Chapter 14 Groups What Groups Are and Do Groups Roles and Selves Group Action How Groups Think Power and Leadership Groups Henry Ford

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Chapter 14 - Groups What Groups Are and Do Groups, Roles, and Selves Group Action How Groups Think Power and Leadership
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Groups Henry Ford Ford Motor Company’s assembly line Can groups outperform individuals? What does the story of Ford’s success with the assembly line exemplify about the social psychology of groups?
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What Groups Are Groups are two or more people doing or being something together Groups feel similar to one another Presence of an outgroup
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What Groups Do In human evolution Safety in numbers Help others find food Accomplish tasks that are too difficult for the individual Cultural groups Preserve information and pass it along to future generations Use information to organize themselves Benefit from role differentiation and division of labor
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Tradeoffs - Diversity in Groups Diversity involves tradeoffs Can be more creative and flexible Better chance of bringing in different information Can be harder to cooperate and work together
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Groups, Roles and Selves Complementary roles produce better results than having each member do the same thing Human roles work in context of the large system where most people do other things
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Groups, Roles, and Selves Fascist movements Individual self-interest is subordinated to the interests of the group Roles are defined by the system; exist independent of the person in that role People need to be flexible to take on and drop roles
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Genocide QuickTimeª and a Sorenson Video 3 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Chapter14 - Chapter 14 Groups What Groups Are and Do Groups Roles and Selves Group Action How Groups Think Power and Leadership Groups Henry Ford

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