Ch 11 Groups and Individuals

Ch 11 Groups and Individuals - Groups and Individuals: The...

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Groups and Individuals: The Consequences of Belonging
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Chapter Preview 1. Groups 2. Effects of the presence of others 3. Coordination in groups 4. Perceived fairness 5. Decision making
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Is It A Group? Yes No __ __ 1. Stockbrokers trading on a stock exchange __ __ 2. Students sitting in a classroom __ __ 3. Hannah Montana’s Fan Club __ __ 4. Members of a track team __ __ 5. Pedestrians at a shopping mall Yes No __ __ 6. Relatives at a family reunion __ __ 7. Residents in the same apartment complex __ __ 8. Citizens of the same country __ __ 9. Students at the same school __ __ 10. Members of a crowd
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A group defined…. . Two or more people who, for longer than a few moments, interact with and influence one another and perceive one another as ‘us’ A collection of persons who are perceived to be bonded together in a coherent unit
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Common Bond Common Identity
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The Functional Perspective of Groups: Why people join groups / the purpose of groups To accomplish instrumental tasks To satisfy socioemotional or affiliation needs
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The 3 functional needs affect group behaviors in 2 ways. They shape: how we treat each other how we want others to treat us
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Key Components of Groups Social Norms - rules within a group indicating how its members should or should not behave expected
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 430 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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