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Group Dynamics in Psychology - Chapter Summary
This chapter discusses group dynamics in psychology, including the various groups an individual may belong to and the way the group may influence their behavior or attitude. Our instructors explain the history of group behaviors, the difference between groups and teams, and how age may influence group behavior. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Identify how societies establish subsystems that facilitate their survival
- Discuss the ways children are socialized through family, school, peers, and media
- Explain group conformity factors such as group size and social status
- Identify four strategies of persuasion that can be used in a variety of social situations
Our professional instructors provide short, engaging video lessons on each topic to help make the learning process easier. You are able to track your progress through your Dashboard and gauge your understanding through our self-assessment quizzes. Each video includes a transcript and tags on the Timeline so that you may quickly revisit specific topics.
1. Social Institutions: Definition & Examples
Explore the inner workings of how societies establish subsystems that facilitate their survival. Learn about how each of these institutions contributes to the overall functioning of a society.
2. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media
The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.
3. The Difference Between Groups and Teams: Definition & Contrasts
Although subtle, there are differences between groups and teams. These are typically the reason the group or team was assembled and the goal they are trying to obtain. In this lesson, we will address the differences between groups and teams.
4. How Types of Group Norms Influence Individual Behavior
Groups, though made up of individuals, have their own sets of norms. These sets develop as the group grows and interacts and can change a person's behavior that might be new to the group. Here we review types of norms present in groups and their potential impact on an individual's behavior.
5. Conformity: Social Pressure, Solomon Asch & Cultural Influence
Why do we conform? How do factors like group size and social status affect the likelihood of conformity? In this lesson, you'll explore two types of conformity.
6. What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults
In this lesson, you will gain an understanding of social norms and define related terms. You will also examine the effects of social norms in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
7. Understanding Strategies of Persuasion in Psychology
How are we persuaded to change our attitudes or behave in a certain way? In this lesson, you'll see four strategies of persuasion that can be used in a variety of social situations.
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