Social PsychologyGroups Social psychologists consider a groupto be composed of two or more people who interact and depend on each other in some way. Examples of groups include a baseball team, an Internet listserv, a college psychology class, and a cult.Features of Groups Groups usually have the following features: •Norms that determine appropriate behavior •Roles that are assigned to people that determine what behaviors and responsibilities people should take on•A communication structure that determines who talks to whom within the group •A power structure that determines how much authority and influence group members haveExample: A college psychology class has norms, such as when people should arrive for class. The professor’s role includes teaching, inviting discussion, and administering exams. The students’ role is to attend class, listen to lectures, read materials, and pose questions. The
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