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Lecture 33

SOCIOL 41 Lecture 33: Sociology 41 Notes


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCIOL 41
Professor
Schuster
Lecture
33

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Sociology Department
Sociology 41
Small Group Dynamics
Professor Schuster
Course Code: 69150
Discussion Course Code: 69151
4 Units
No Prerequsites
Location: SSPA 1100
Notes
Beginning of Lecture:
Disruptive Roles
Stagehog -
monopolizes conversation
Isolate -
aloof/uninvolved, deserts group
Clown -
interferes with serious discussion joking
Blocker -
exhibits uncooperative, adversal, negative influence on group
Fighter-controller
Tries to dominate, competitive, abusive
Zealot
Semonizes on pet causes/ideas
Cynic
Predicts failures, finds fault, focuses on negative
Role adaptability
Competent small group members exhibit
Role flexibility
Capacity to recognize and enact the role-specific behavior appropriate to the
context
Role fixation
Acting out a specific role regardless of what the situation may require
Role emergence
Group endorsement
Task-oriented roles are perceived as high status maintenance roles are
lower status
Role specialization
Individual member accept a primary role and to some extent must stay
within it
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