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Unformatted text preview: It takes the focus away from what they want, into a bigger issue, where giving in on such a small thing is easier for Jerry to accept and even suggest. This scene displays the shared group instrumental goal where rather than reasoning about the records being taken, the goal itself is distracted from. Jerry also displays self-presentation goals in the sense that he instigated the rant that came from Newman and he hopes to redeem his perception from Newman by offering up his records. Kramer and Newman have a shared instrumental goal Attempt to convince Jerry by showing he is involved and getting something out of the deal Distract from the goal by going off on a tangent Jerry self-presentation goal by trying to calm Newman down Group achieves success...
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- Spring '06