WSU PSYCH 350 - Social Groups (2 pages)

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Lecture number:
15
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Washington State University
Course:
Psych 350 - Social Psychology
Edition:
1

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Psych 350 1st Edition Lecture 15 Outline of Last Lecture I Health II Motor Development III Cognitive Development Outline of Current Lecture I Piaget II Information Processing Theories III Memory IV Vygotsky V Language Current Lecture I Culture and Social Loafing a Research has found social loafing to be less prevalent among women than men and less prevalent in collectivist cultures II Group Performance type of task a Additive Tasks Group performance is the sum of individual efforts EX pushing a truck Social loafing will occur but overall group performance is better than a single individual s performance b Conjunctive Tasks Performance is determined by the poorest performing member of the group Overall group performance is typically worse than an individual s performance EX people falling during dance routines etc c Disjunctive Tasks Group performance is determined by the skills of the most skilled member of the group EX solving a math problem as a group Overall group performance is typically better than an individual s performance d Brainstorming Rules These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute No criticism allowed Freewheeling suggestions allowed the wilder the better The more ideas the better Combinations of ideas and improvements of ideas are sought e Brainstorming Does it work The average number of ideas per individual in a group of 5 is about half the average number of ideas generated by an individual alone Two heads are better than one but two heads together are worse than two heads alone f Reasons for the Inefficiency of Brainstorming 1 One person speaks at a time others rehearse their ideas wasting time that they could spend thinking of other ideas 2 Hearing everyone else s ideas can distract you from thinking about your own ideas 3 Evaluation apprehension Electronic brainstorming reduces these problems III Group Polarization a The exaggeration



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