Illustration of Group Processes
Identify a group that you will use to illustrate the concepts that apply to a discussion of group processes. Some examples of groups that are appropriate cases for this discussion include members of a family, members of a team of employees, a group of children in a school classroom, members of a sports team, actors who are part of a theatrical company, and a gathering of people who enjoy a hobby or religious activities. This is by not a comprehensive list of the kind of groups you can use to illustrate your argument, but it does represent the wide-ranging characteristics of many kinds of groups that are suitable for this discussion.
Once you have identified the group that you would like to use to illustrate your thoughts, consider the process of group formation. How do groups form, what helps individuals join and stay connected to the group? What separates individuals from the group?
Construct an argument that uses concepts from the text and your readings and that explains group processes in light of an example from a group that you have chosen in order to illustrate your arguments. Use the example to support an explanation of key group processes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of issues related to group processes, group formation, group belonging, and group cohesion.
- Critically analyze research related to group processes, group formation, group belonging, group cohesion, and individual behaviors within groups.
- Use real-life scenarios to explain instances of group process, group formation, group cohesion, group belonging, and individual behaviors within groups.
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
- APA format: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
- Length of paper: 4â€“6 typed double-spaced pages for the text of the paper, not including the cover page or appendices.