-Power of the situation: the situation people are in has a powerful
impact on behavior
-importance of subjective construal: the way people personally
interpret a situation (their subjective construal) influences behavior
more than the actual situation (objective reality)
invitational office hour:
3-4 pm Monday, meet renaissance in AQ
-dates and student # on webct-start next week
-final exam 35%
essay questions for both
-group assignment: 10%
individual article assignment:10%
me-search paper: 15%
What are they? Why? Social roles?
-collection of 3+ people who interact and are interdependent
-needs and goals lead members to rely on each other
-why we join groups?
-basic human need to belong
-evolutionary aid to survival, helps with food, safety, mates
-important aspect of identity
-within groups, people often occupy well-defined social roles
-“shared expectations by group members about how particular
members are to behave”
how do groups influence individual performance?