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Review Questions

  1. Identify a group you belong to and list three or four explicit rules. Then explain three or four norms this group also expects from members.

  2. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of group decision-making methods.

  3. Define power, and list examples of the different uses of power as discussed in the text.

  4. Demetri, Greg, Wang, Maria, and Lars are in a group responsible for setting rules for student discipline in the classroom. The five always meet at the same table in the cafeteria, Wang takes lots of notes but never speaks up. Maria seems passive and meek and never argues. Demetri and Greg are both loud and sure of themselves. Lars just wants everyone to get along. What obvious challenges are obstacles to the group in accomplishing its goal?

    _____ until the group elects a leader, nothing will be accomplished

    _____ as the sole female in the group, Maria should take the notes

    _____ Lars needs to be less dysfunctional

    _____ according to the wheel network, Wang should be the nominal leader

    _____ members need to recognize and adjust to cultural and gender attitudes

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