Quiz #3 Chapters 5&6

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thelen's principle of least sized groups

a group should be as small as possible so long as it has all the expertise and diverse points of view to complete task well

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a trait

a consistant pattern of behavior or other observable characteristic

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attitude

a cluster of values and beliefs someone holds about another person or type of people, an object, or a concept

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Communication Apprehension (CA)

the anxiety/fear of speaking in a variety of social situations

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passive aggressive behavior

totally different and sabotages group work
"forgets" "yesser"

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cognitive complexity

individuals ability to interpret multiple signals simultaneously. Ask more questions

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self-monitoring

refers to the degree to which a person monitors and controls self-presentation in social situations.

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preference for procedural order (PPO)

a trait characterized byneed or desire to follow a clear, linear structure during problem solving.
High PPO do better in choosing among alternatives when dealing with a highly structured problem-solving.

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what are the 4 personality dimensions

extraversion/introversion
thinking-feeling
sensing-intuiting
perceiving-judging

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extraversion/introversion

focus on the inner or outer world
extra: sociable and talk to figure out
intro: work alone and no interrupted

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sensing-intuiting

assesses the type of info group members prefer to use. they prefer to dream about possibilities an make connections

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thinking-feeling

individuals who prefer to make decisions. careful analysis of evidence

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perceiving-judging

concern show people organize the world around them. perceivers are spontaneous and flexible

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role

a pattern of behavior displayed by and expected of a member of a small group

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formal role

refers to a specific position
ex. " a groups chair"

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informal role

refers to a unique role created out of members' behaviors that emerge from the interaction of the members

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task functions

fulfill task roles exhibit behaviors that contribute primarily to accomplishing the goals of a group
initiating and orienting
opinion giving
summarizing

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maintenance functions

role work to reduce tension, increase solidarity and facilitate teamwork
establishing norms
tension relieving
harmonizing

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self-centered functions

motivated by personal needs that serve the individual
withdrawing
blocking
status seeking

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bona fide

reminds us that group members are often simultaneously members of other groups.