Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Definitions Group 3 members who identify themselves as a group and who can identify the interdependent activity or goal of

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Chapter 1 Definitions Group: 3+ members who identify themselves as a group and who can identify the interdependent activity or goal of the group. Group Size: The number of members in a group; the minimum number of members is 3 and the maximum number depends primarily on the complexity of the task or activity. Dyadic Interaction Interaction between two people (a dyad); interpersonal interaction. Coalition Formation: Phenomenon that occurs when one member takes side with another against yet another member of the group; this creates an imbalance of power; can only occur with at least 3 group members. Social Loafing: The idea that individual efforts decrease as the size of the group increases; a detachment from the group that occurs when group members feel as if they are not needed to produce the group’s outcome or as if their individual efforts are not
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recognized by other members. Social Loafers: Group members who do not perform to their maximum level of potential contribution; the group context allows them to contribute minimally
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course HSLS 250 taught by Professor Lee during the Winter '10 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Definitions Group 3 members who identify themselves as a group and who can identify the interdependent activity or goal of

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