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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY2110
Professor
Cheryl Harasymchuk
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 8 Group ProcessesGroup collection of 3 or more people who interact with one another and are interdependent in the sense that their needs and goals cause them to rely on one anotherWhy People Join GroupsForming relationships with other people fulfills a number of basic human needsImportant role in defining who we expect to be in the futureImportant role in motivating people to become involved in social changeCompositionFunctions of GroupsImportant feature of groups members tend to be alikeo2 reasons for homogeneity many groups attract people who are already similar before they join operate in ways that encourage similarity in the membersSocial Norms Powerful determinant of behaviourSocial roles shared expectations by group members about how particular people in the group are supposed to behaveoEx Boss and employee ar
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