MGT 415 - WEEK 1

1. Which of the following are definitions of a group?

· A number of individuals who join together to achieve a goal.

· A collection of individuals who are interdependent in some way.

· A social unit consisting of two or more persons who perceive themselves as belonging to a group.

· A collection of individuals who are trying to satisfy some personal need through their joint association.

· all of the above

2.What distinguishes humans as a species from other animals?

    our size
    our speed
    our ability to engage in cooperative enterprises
    our hearts

3.When it comes to group functioning, ______ does give power.

· empathy

· size

· skill

· knowledge

4. Much of the research on groups has used ____________ as the unit of analysis.

· period of time the group has existed

· group values

· number of members

· individual members

5. A ___________ is a person who is skilled enough to both participate in group work and observe group process at the same time.

· know-it-all

· observer

· stenographer

· participant-observer

6. This class is a learning situation. To experience psychological success in this learning situation, what is one for the necessary factors, according to Lewin?

· the opportunity to practice new skills until they become habitual behaviors

· a belief that you are in control of, or can influence, your own learning

· extrinsic motivators that encourage further learning

· role-play exercises that postitively affect attitudes and behavior

7.Knowledge of ___________ has the potential to change the way we think about and function in groups.

· group development

· group dysfunction

· group dynamics

· group paradox

8.Procedural learning is based on _________.

· book learning

· observational learning

· experiential learning

· none of the above

9. Most group developmental change theories take one of two approaches. They are:

· structured change theories and haphazard change theories

· constructive change theories and recurring-phase theories

· conflict resolution theories and sequential-stage theories

· recurring-phase theories and sequential-stage theories

10.In a skill-training program, it is helpful for the coordinator to know the following information about the participants:

· expectations

· experience

· needs

· vital data

· all of the above