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Chapter 9 words


Group Two or more interacting and interdependent individuals who come together to achieve specific goals
Streaming stage The second stage of group development, which is characterized by intragroup conflict
Norming Stage The third stage of group development, which is characterized by close relationship and cohesiveness
Forming stage The first stage of group development in which people join the group and then define the group's purpose, structure, and leadership
Performing stage The fourth stage of group development, when the group is fully functional and works on the group task
Role Behavior patterns expected of someone who occupies a given position in a social unit
Norms Standards or expectations that are accepted and shared by a group's members
Adjourning Stage The final of stage of group development for temporary groups, during which groups prepare to disband
Status A prestige grading, position, or rank within a group
Social loafing The tendency for individuals to expend less effort when working collectively than when working individually
Group cohesiveness The degree to which group members are attracted to one another and share the group's goals
Work terms Groups who members work intensely on specific, common goals using their positive synergy, individual and mutual accountability, and complementary skills
Created by: marionflores