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Marry Beneche-Exam 21. Using what you learned from Simmel, Latane, and Darley, define the following terms: dyad, triad, and social loafing. Provide an example of how each term impacts communication. In module 2, in Simmel’s studies he then talked about two different terms which are dyadand triad. A dyad takes two people to achieve it; it is the first form of human interaction whereas a triad is a set or group of three different people that are connected. A German sociologist name George Simmel who observed and explored the diversities of interaction that are obtainable within category of differing sizes.When someone link to a dyad to structure a triad,Simmel stated that the accessible mixture of interactions expanded.A dyad can only take place between two people, it is somewhat limited. On the other hand, a triad supplies three distinctive sets of dyads between participants, which varies the different sorts of activity available within them. For instance, we are going to take Wedler and Clifford that work together, and they meet for lunch to discuss their plans for the weekend. This is just an example of a dyad because it is a conversation or interaction between two people (Wedler and Clifford). Qbon, which is another coworker who notices Wedler and Clifford, and he then invites himself to chat with them. The dyad of Wedler and Clifford has extended to involve Qbon. In this case, it is now considered a triad since Qbon has joined.Simmons stated that if someone leaves the triad, the other two participants are still allowed to continue to remain in the dyad. Ongoing with the above example, Wedler’s break is over and he goes back to work, leaving Clifford and Qbon. Clifford and Qbon can go on with
their conversations, even if Wedler whom is part of the original dyad has already returned back to work. It is possible to have three different sets of dyads in a triad. Wedler and Clifford, Clifford and Qbon, and Qbon and Wedler are the different types of dyad. However, if Wedler andClifford are interacting, and one of them decide to leave, there won’t be any interaction left, and this is the reason this example can’t work within a dyad.Another observation that Simmon made is that two participants might form an associationin answer to the people that remain in the triad. For instance, Wedler and Clifford are chatting about their favorite basketball team. When Qbon, who detest their basketball team joins their