Understanding Group Processes

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What is a group?

A collection of people who interact and are interdependent

What is the role of social norms in a group?

Establishing explicit or implicit rules for acceptable behavior

What is the impact of others' presence on individual performance according to social facilitation theory?

Enhanced performance on simple tasks and impaired performance on complex tasks

What is the role of arousal in social facilitation theory?

Arousal enhances performance on simple tasks but impairs performance on complex tasks

What is the purpose of forming relationships with other people in groups?

Fulfilling basic human needs and accomplishing objectives difficult to meet individually

What is the impact of the presence of others on individual performance, according to social facilitation theory?

Enhances performance on simple tasks and impairs performance on complex tasks

What is the role of arousal in social facilitation theory?

Arousal enhances performance on simple tasks but impairs performance on complex tasks

What do social roles refer to in a group context?

Shared expectations about how particular people are supposed to behave in that group

What are the benefits of forming relationships with other people in groups, as mentioned in the text?

Allows accomplishment of difficult objectives, important source of information, aspect of identity, establishment of social norms

What defines a group according to the text?

A collection of individuals who have regular interactions, share similar characteristics, and have a common goal

Test your understanding of group processes, including why people join groups and the benefits of being part of a group.

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