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Ch 6: Group Decisions: Tutoring Solution

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The Group Decisions chapter of this Social Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about group decisions. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the concepts involving group decisions required in a typical social psychology course.

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  • Struggle with understanding group psychology, social roles, groupthink or any other group decisions topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Define idiosyncrasy credits and explain how they are used to disagree with a group.
  • Compare and contrast majority and minority influence in group psychology.
  • Differentiate between injunctive and descriptive group norms.
  • Explain how Asch's line experiment applies to social norms.
  • Examine the social roles depicted in Zimbardo's prison experiment.
  • Discuss Stanley Milgram's study of obedience.
  • Explore different leadership styles.
  • Provide examples of groupthink.
  • Understand the effects of social loafing and social facilitation.
  • Describe the prisoner's dilemma.

19 Lessons in Chapter 6: Group Decisions: Tutoring Solution
How to Disagree with the Group: Examples of Idiosyncrasy Credits

1. How to Disagree with the Group: Examples of Idiosyncrasy Credits

In this lesson, you will learn about idiosyncrasy credit and the power it gives someone to disagree with the group. You will also learn how idiosyncrasy credit provides minority group members influence over majority decisions.

Group Psychology: Minority vs. Majority Influence

2. Group Psychology: Minority vs. Majority Influence

How would you change a belief or opinion of the majority to match your own? Is it even possible? Serge Moscovici believed it is and further stated that all progress is a result of the minority influence over the majority.

Injunctive and Descriptive Group Norms: Definitions, Differences & Examples

3. Injunctive and Descriptive Group Norms: Definitions, Differences & Examples

What is normal? Some people consider it normal to do the same thing everyone else is doing. Others may consider it normal to do what is proper, or expected. Discover why each is an example of using either an injunctive or a descriptive norm.

Asch's Line Experiment: Conformity and Social Norms

4. Asch's Line Experiment: Conformity and Social Norms

Would you change a belief or opinion to fit in with a group? Solomon Asch believed that most people would conform just to go along with the social norm, and he conducted an experiment to test his theory.

Social Roles: Philip Zimbardo's Prison Experiment

5. Social Roles: Philip Zimbardo's Prison Experiment

Philip Zimbardo ran a notorious experiment, simulating a prison scenario in the basement of a Stanford University building. As a result of the experiment, psychologists learned how situations affect behavior and the importance of ethics in psychology.

Stanley Milgram: Experiment & Obedience

6. Stanley Milgram: Experiment & Obedience

Learn about Stanley Milgram's famous experiment on obedience to authority and what may determine obedience. Then, test yourself on why his experiment had such an impact in the psychology field.

Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic

7. Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic

Most of us are members of many different social groups, and several of those groups have leaders. In this lesson, we define and discuss both instrumental and expressive leadership in groups. We also cover three leadership decision-making styles: authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire.

Groupthink: Definition & Examples

8. Groupthink: Definition & Examples

Some groups are quick to make decisions to maintain cohesion, but this can be a critical mistake to make. This lesson explains the concept of groupthink using the Challenger explosion as an example.

Social Loafing & Social Facilitation: Definition and Effects of Groups

9. Social Loafing & Social Facilitation: Definition and Effects of Groups

Do you prefer to work in a group or by yourself? Why? Working in a group certainly has a number of advantages and disadvantages. In this lesson, we discuss three phenomena that can occur as a result of working in groups: groupthink, social loafing, and social facilitation.

What is the Prisoner's Dilemma? - Albert Tucker & Game Theory

10. What is the Prisoner's Dilemma? - Albert Tucker & Game Theory

Do you make decisions based on your own self- interest? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the famous 'prisoner's dilemma' game to see if individuals, when faced with a competitive or cooperative decision, will choose selfish or selfless outcomes.

In-Group in Sociology: Definition & Overview

11. In-Group in Sociology: Definition & Overview

An in-group is a group that we belong to and strongly identify with. Learn about in-groups, how they differ from out-groups, the type of biases that affect group formation, and more.

Outgroup Homogeneity: Definition & Effects

12. Outgroup Homogeneity: Definition & Effects

In this lesson, we'll learn about outgroup homogeneity, including how it compares to ingroups. Learn more about the effects of outgroup homogeneity from examples, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Peer Group: Definition & Concept

13. Peer Group: Definition & Concept

A peer group is a social group that consists of individuals of the same social status who share similar interests and are close in age. Learn about peer groups, how they influence socialization during childhood and adolescence, and more.

Triad Social Group: Definition & Examples

14. Triad Social Group: Definition & Examples

A triad social group is a social group that consists of three members. Learn more about triad social groups from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Are Group Dynamics? - Definition & Theory

15. What Are Group Dynamics? - Definition & Theory

Learn about Group Dynamics and the theory behind understanding these processes. Learn about the factors that affect Group Dynamics with some real life examples.

Collectivist Culture: Definition & Examples

16. Collectivist Culture: Definition & Examples

This lesson goes over the definition of a collectivist culture, or a culture that values the group as a whole over individuals. Societies such as Korea and Japan are considered to have a more collectivist culture.

Decision Making: Skills & Techniques

17. Decision Making: Skills & Techniques

We make decisions all the time, but how do we make them? How useful are our decision-making techniques? In this lesson, you'll learn about the skills used in decision making, the six steps involved, and finally, four different techniques you can use when faced with a decision.

Convergence in Psychology: Definition & Theory

18. Convergence in Psychology: Definition & Theory

Convergence in psychology and sociology is an approach to the study of crowd behavior. In this lesson, we will explore convergence theories, including the definition of convergence and theories related to it.

The Psychology of Cults

19. The Psychology of Cults

Cults are a fascinating but often misunderstood subject. Through this lesson, you will explore some of the characteristics of cult behavior and gain insight into the psychology that motivates a person to join and participate in a cult.

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