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Group Dynamics Tutorial 2

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1. Which collections of people listed below are groups, and which ones are not? For each group,
enter P for Primary Group, S for Social Group, COL for Collective, CAT for Category, or ? if
you arent certain. Also, identify the most group-like and the least group-like aggregates.
Group?
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Aggregate
The spectators at a college football game

Two people flirting with each other, having met for the first time at a club

Students in a group dynamics class working on this task

All the students at this school

A mob of rioters burning stores in the city

Individuals waiting in silence at a bus stop

Li Ka Shing family

People who enjoy classical music

The faculty of DSS

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All people who think of themselves as Germans

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All the members of the American Group Psychologists Association

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A crowd watching a street musician on a sidewalk.

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A secretary talking to the boss by telephone

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6 employees wearing sound-muffling earplugs working on an assembly line

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C All Star

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People who drive BMW

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People who live in the same neighborhood

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Five people talking to each other on-line using computers

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All the individuals with Facebook accounts at this school

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Roommates in a student hostel

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A military squad

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Friends who do things together

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Members of work team in a business or organization

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Women in the U.S.

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People in the audience at a movie

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2. Cohesion
Rate a group that you belong to currently, or have belonged to in the past. Indicate your perceptions
of the group by answering each statement with one of the following: Strongly Agree (5), Agree (4),
Uncertain or Neutral (3), or Disagree (2) or Strongly Disagree (1).

1. I like this group.

9. I would consider many of the people in this


group to be my friends.

2. The group members stick together.

10. Group members work together to achieve


group goals.

3. I feel as though I belong to this


group.

11. This group is a unified one.

4. I feel like a part of this group.

12. I am attracted to this group.

5. The group has team spirit.

13. I do my best for this group.

6. For the most part, I like the people


who are members of this group.

14. I am willing to work hard for this group.

7. The group members work well


together.

15. I am happy to be a member of this group.

8. I get excited just being in this


group.

16. This group has a great amount of energy.

The four components of cohesion are social, task, perceived, and emotional
cohesion

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3. Collective Self-Esteem
Select three social groups or categories that you belong to and with which you identify strongly. The
group could be an actual social group, such as a team, a church congregation, or your university. It
could also be a social category that reflects your race, your gender, your religion, or your ethnicity.
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