Group Dynamics [B]

Emphasizes development of group membership skills necessary for professional practice. Through group exercises students experience concepts being studied and are given the opportunity to develop basic skills in observing and understanding human behavior, including their own, in a group context. Basic concepts in group dynamics such as cohesion, interactional patterns, roles and responsibilities within a group, norms, status, group culture, and content vs. process will be discussed. In addition, the various stages of group development and the tasks involved in each will be introduced. An understanding of the leader's role in creating a facilitating environment during the different stages of group development will also be discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 110

 

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