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The Psychology of Groups Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Who acts as a facilitator in a work team?

Question 2 2. The level of commitment to a goal or objective is what differentiates a(n) _____ from a _____.

Question 3 3. In terms of influences on group behavior, what does interdependence refer to?

Question 4 4. Zoe, Zane, and Zack, who have been close friends at work for the past 5 years, decide to work together on a new marketing project. Which of the following factors is influencing group behavior in this scenario?

Question 5 5. What does synergy refer to?

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Question 6 6. What does groupthink refer to?

Question 7 7. What does social facilitation refer to?

Question 8 8. Which of the following answer choices contains the best example of social loafing?

Question 9 9. The adjourning stage is the _____ stage of Bruce Tuckman's theory of group development.

Question 10 10. What happens during the storming stage of group development?

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Question 11 11. Which of these stages represents the time when the group becomes a cohesive unit, morale is high and members actively acknowledge the talents, skills and experience that each member brings to the group?

Question 12 12. Which of these stages represent the time characterized with anxiety and uncertainty when the group is just starting to come together?

Question 13 13. Jamal, Antonio, Lorraine and Sasha have been assigned to work together on a software development project. Their first few meetings went well. They established a rough schedule for the project and assigned responsibilities for the key tasks. Now, however, their meetings seem to be unproductive and filled with conflict. Sasha and Jamal are continually arguing about which part of the software should be developed first, and Lorraine keeps asking about who is going to present the project plan. Which stage of development is this group in?

Question 14 14. According to Yale psychologist Irving Janis, close-knit groups maintain solidarity by _____.

Question 15 15. While deciding on how to approach a battle, an army unit that is exhibiting groupthink might _____.

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Question 16 16. According to Robert Zajonc's drive theory, a cross country runner might _____.

Question 17 17. Judy has been assigned to work on a project with several coworkers. Project members are interdependent on one another and all work towards the same end goal. Judy is a member of a _____

Question 18 18. A(n) _____ is a collection of accomplished people coming together for a common goal that needs completion.

Question 19 19. Which statement is true about work groups and/or work teams?

Question 20 20. How might it be advantageous for a company to bring together a group of people who each have a unique perspective regarding an issue the company faces?

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Question 21 21. The management group at Arrow Consulting contains many adventurous members who enjoy extreme sports and like to take risks in their everyday life. When they meet to decide on the direction for their new marketing campaign, the group comes up with an extremely risky approach that will either make the company millions or bankrupt them. How does this situation reflect group polarization?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best describes group decision making?

Question 23 23. Groupthink occurs:

Question 24 24. What is a preventative measure that can be taken to reduce the chances of groupthink?

Question 25 25. Which of the following describes the likely outcome of decisions shaped by groupthink?

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Question 26 26. How would you expect five closely knit coworkers to work as a team versus five representatives from different areas, none of whom have met before? Why?

Question 27 27. Which characteristic of group influence has to do with how individuals see their own roles and jobs within the group?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic that influences group behavior at work?

Question 29 29. Which of these stages is used to wrap up activities of the group and provide a sense of closure to its members?

Question 30 30. A student in a classroom is exhibiting social loafing by _____.

The Psychology of Groups Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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