Exam+2+study+guide+Fall+10 - POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR FINAL EXAM...

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POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR FINAL EXAM - Fall 2010 Your exam includes 50 multiple choice questions. The exam will cover material from lecture and the assigned West & Turner chapters. The final exam will be held on Monday, December 20 from 8-11pm SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION Types of small groups lPrimary groups- exist to satisfy our primary needs as human beings- make you feel included, love, affection, etc. lSecondary groups- focus on the accomplishment of tasks and they’re formed for the purpose of doing work. Fulfill our needs for control, and achievement. lActivity groups- enable members to take part in an activity, both for the sake of doing the activity and for the affiliation we get for being part of that group. lPersonal growth groups- people come together to develop personal insights. They help themselves and they help other people with any personal problems that may come up. (ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS) lLearning groups- form so members can better understand a subject by pooling their knowledge, perceptions, and beliefs. lProblem solving groups- formed to address some sort of condition or a problem (government, congress) Stages in Tuckman’s model of group formation o lForming- members meet for the first time and gather information about them, scout out who we can be an ally with, assess the situation o o lStorming- see group conflict, debates, power struggle o o lNorming- when you try to resolve issues with norms and rules as to how this group is going to function o o lPerforming- where we actually sit down and do the task in hand o o lAdjourning- some groups like a jury go apart, or adjourn and no longer exist as a group Characteristics of individual group roles o Group leader- keeps the group together, functioning, organized, makes sure everyone has a voice, isnt supposed to necessarily be directive o o Compromiser- hates conflict, wants everyone to get long, the right hand man to the leader o o Dominator- the person who thinks that his or her idea is the best one, compromisers arch enemy o o Devil’s advocate- likes to argue because it’s fun, dominator’s right hand man, keeps debate going o o Malcontent- the crank, doesn’t feel like participating, no contributions, doesn’t care about anything o The difference between conversion and conformity in group decision making o lConversion o –Submitting or relenting to an alternate opinion because you now believe that alternate opinion to be true. o o lConformity
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o –Submitting or relenting to an alternate opinion even though you believe that alternate opinion to be false. Characteristics and antecedent conditions of groupthink o lA pattern of deliberation that group members use when their desire for unanimity overrides their motivation to assess all available plans of action. –Ignore dissenting opinions
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