COMM107-Ch.10 Notes

COMM107-Ch.10 Notes - Chapter Ten-Participating in Groups...

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Chapter Ten—Participating in Groups Groups Cultural Differences o Some cultures focus on task roles, while other focus on maintenance roles o Think about the effect of culture when working within a group of diverse members Gender Differences o Women are more likely than men to engage in caring, personal communication o Women, more often than men, tend to engage in collaborative, participative communication that enables others o Men more than women are encouraged by groups to contribute their expertise, partly because group members don’t initially think of women as experts o Men are more argumentative than women, meaning men are more likely to advocate controversial positions or challenge the positions taken by others o Male students initiate more interactions with teachers than do female students o Male students tend to dominate classroom talk Group Participation o Silent majority – you are accountable for the decision even if you say nothing during the decision-making process
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 107 taught by Professor Gardner during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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COMM107-Ch.10 Notes - Chapter Ten-Participating in Groups...

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