Group Dynamics: The Upside & Downside Pgs. 61-66

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Group Dynamics:The Upside & DownsidePgs. 61-66 Tanya Machado & Kim Van Vliet “Some of the communication dynamics emphasize the more negative, disruptive effects…
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Group Dynamics:The Upside & DownsidePgs. 61-66 Tanya Machado & Kim Van Vliet “Some of the communication dynamics emphasize the more negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.” The Different Faces of Anonymity negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.” Not an either-or phenomenon, and there are always different degrees of anonymity that varies from situation to situation i.e.- In a chatroom someone may use a nickname but in an e-mail they’ll probably know the other person’s name Disinhibition negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.” Any behaviour that is characterized by an apparent reduction concern for self-presentation and the judgement of others Deindividuation negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.”
  • The group activity simply becomes more important and the individual’s self-awareness diminishes, almost like the crowd or group takes on a mind of it’s own
  • Polarization negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.”
  • Adjusting behaviors and opinions so that they are oriented or conform to one end of a bipolar continuum
  • i.e.- In a chat room Bob starts talking about how Bush was right to send troops to Iraq. Billy is very in favor of Bush’s move while Stacy is extremely against the war and wants out troops to come home.
  • Conformity negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.”
  • The tendency to allow one’s opinions, attitudes, actions and even perceptions to be affected by prevailing opinions, attitudes, actions and perceptions
  • As with anonymity, conformity can also be a positive or negative force in group dynamics
  • Cohesion negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.”
  • A tendency to stick together or to be united either physically or logically
  • Interactivity negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.”
  • The extent to which messages in sequence relate to each other, and especially the extent to which later messages recount details of earlier messages
  • Identity negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.”
  • Group identity doesn’t have to be based on real similarities or shared interests
  • Social Identity Model of Deindividuation Effects in CMC a.k.a. the SIDE Model
  • SIDE model is based on the idea that a person’s identity is comprised of their individual or personal identity and their group or social identity
  • Exam Questions negative, disruptive effects of group interaction, while others show a more positive, unifying influence. Together, they serve ac conceptual tools with which to describe, and perhaps explain, the nature of CMC.”
  • Is conformity an upside or a downside in group dynamics?
  • When group activity becomes more important and the individual’s self-awareness diminishes it is _________. 3. What are the three social-control strategies online?
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