Ch 7 - Ch 7Group Communication Goals: -Definition of social...

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Goals: -Definition of social facilitation -Characteristics of “groupness” -Forms of task interdependence -Group socialization process - Steps of Tuckman’s 5 stage model -Types of leadership styles The Mere Presence of Others Social Facilitation o People perform better around others than alone But only on easy tasks o Definition: 3 or more people who become interdependent and share a collective identity through interaction Develop “groupness” Characteristics of grroupness Interact Can be hierarchical Interdependent Individuals rely on others to achieve goals o Social: rely on emotional outcomes o Task: rely on performance towards goal Develop shared standards How to behave, what to value, who to be Collective identity Cohesion, psychological closeness Cohesive groups: o Encourage cooperation o Exercise social influence o Attract and keep valued members Group size Min: 3 o Necessary for numerical majority/minority phenomena o “3’s a crowd”, “3 rd wheel”, etc. Max: ? <20, 5-7 ideal Why bother? More info relative to individuals
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course COMST 101 taught by Professor Blankenship during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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Ch 7 - Ch 7Group Communication Goals: -Definition of social...

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