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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 – Group Processes Chapter 8 – Group Processes Chapter 8 – Group Processes Chapter 8 – Group Processes In addition to a need for personal control , humans also seem to have a need to belong (to groups). Chapter 8 – Group Processes Chapter 8 – Group Processes Important Q for Social Psychology: How does being part of a group influence peoples’ behavior? Chapter 8 – Group Processes Chapter 8 – Group Processes Book’s definition of a “Group”: Two or more people who interact and perceive one another as ‘us.’ What Is a Group? What Is a Group? Group Group – Two or more people Two or more people – Interact with and Interact with and influence each other influence each other – Perceive one Perceive one another as “us” another as “us” Chapter 8 – Group Processes Chapter 8 – Group Processes Groups are more than the sum of their parts (they have “emergent properties”). From before (Chpt 2 on the self): Who are you? Complete the 5 blanks. 1. I am_________________________ 2. I am_________________________ 3. I am_________________________ 4. I am_________________________ 5. I am_________________________ The self and its groups can overlap, psychologically.psychologically....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course COMM 1200 taught by Professor Hockman during the Spring '07 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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