group comm lec

group comm lec - The degree to which the group members...

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Group comm Understanding groups Context- the specific nature and characteristics of a particular group Group elements- fundamental elements common to all groups Factors affecting group comm 1. Interaction: much interaction revolves around group tasks Other interaction is socio-emotional (interpersonal) 2. Structure: relatively stable pattern of relationships among members -Roles: parts played by specific members& corresponding behaviors -Norms: standards describing acceptable behaviors often implicit 3. Cohesion: unity or we-ness - 2 aspects:
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Unformatted text preview: The degree to which the group members coordinate their efforts to achieve group goals 4. Social identity: shared perceptions of group members Part of self-concept comes from group memberships Specific self-conceptions are often shared by members of the same group 5. Goals: at some level, groups exist for a reason unite in pursuit of common aim, may be overt or implicit e.g. have fun, solve problems, create products, etc. readings- other factors groups as living systems advantages of groups groupthink...
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