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Formation (Chapter 4)
Why do people join groups?
Individual personality differences
More likely to join groups
Its about where your energy comes frombeing with others, or being alone.
Exists on a continuum, not an either-or
Intergroup Conflict (Chapter 14)
Robbers Cave experiment
Experiment done by Sherif et al., performed in the Summer of 1954.
Two groups of 11 year-old boys, randomly assigned to one of two groups.
Named themselves Rattlers and Eagles.
This experiment is on
Introduction to Group Dynamics (Chapter 1)
Definition of a Group
Two or more individuals who are connected by and within social relationships.
Two or more individuals . . .
Can be dyads, small groups, or larger groups, but dyads/small groups are
Norms & Roles (Chapter 6)
Types of Norms
Normsstandards that regulate group behavior. Tend to emerge on their own
(unspoken) and are consensual.
Prescriptive normsnorms about positive, appropriate behaviors.
Proscriptive normsnorms about prohibited beh
Influence (Chapter 7)
Social influence means that peoples thoughts, feelings, or behaviors are changed by
some interpersonal process.
Majority influence is the pressure from the majority toward an individual or
Things to Remember When Writing!
Psychology and Human Services Program
These are issues that I have often had to address in grading papers. In fact, I have had
to address them so often that, in many cases, I will make comments on your papers
simply by ref
What is the definition of a group and what are some common attributes of groups?
What are the four basic types of groups discussed in Chapter 1 and what characterizes
Know some examples of task-focused interactio
1. Review the various types of followers discussed in the reading and in classalienated,
2. Know the differences between task-oriented and relationship-oriented leaders.
3. What is the Great Leader Theory, and h
Chapters 5 and 6 (covered sections only), 7, and 8
Know Tuckmans stages of group development (in order).
Know some principles of group cohesionwhy groups become cohesive, how it affects
the groups performance, etc.
Decision-Making (Chapter 11)
The functional theory of group decision-making: there are general phases that groups go
through when trying to make decisions.