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by: Scot Strosin


Scot Strosin
Texas State
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S. Stewart

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Scot Strosin on Wednesday September 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to COMM 2330 at Texas State University taught by S. Stewart in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see /class/212768/comm-2330-texas-state-university in Communication Studies at Texas State University.

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Date Created: 09/23/15
Ch 6 review 1 Group climate the emotional environment of a group that affects and is affected by the interaction among members how team members communicate with each other is a determinate of group climate How do you feel about meetings Do you look forward to them or hope their cancelled A variety of factors interact to create a group feeling or atmosphere How group members communicate with whom they communicate and how often they communicate influence their satisfaction and as well as their productivity 2 Gibbs categories of interpersonal communication describe defensive vs supportive climates Evaluation vs description 0 Control vs problem orientation 0 strategy vs spontaneity o neutrality vs empathy o superiority vs equality 0 certainty vs provisionalism For more inforefer to page 128 in the review section 3 Conforming responses are those that cause people to value themselves more 0 directacknowledgement o 0 about 39 39 o supportive response 0 clarifying response 0 expression of positive feeling onfirming responses are those that cause people to value themselves less 0 Impervious responsefails to acknowledge Interrupting response Irrelevant responseseems unrelated to subject Tangential response llyes butquot Impersonal response Incoherent response Incongruous responseverbal and nonverbal don t match up 9 m n 4 Least group size as group size increases opportunity for interaction decreases There should be a positive relationship between level of participation and individual satisfaction Groups should be just large enough to include individuals with all the relevant skills for problem solutions and small enough to encourage maximum participation 5 Group cohesiveness Degree of attraction members fell toward one another and towards the group sense of belonging or llgroupness sense of high morale and the degree to which each individual has made the groups goals their own 6 Communication networks the pattern of interaction within the group who talks to whom 0 Circular patterns talking to those next to you 0 Linear patterns chain reaction 0 Equal distribution 0 Centralized communication


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