If there is a group activity happening and there is a service user who requires more support it can have an impact on the other people in the group as it will reduce the service and support they will receive. 4. DESCRIBE WAYS TO SUPPORT GROUP MEMBERS TO RESOLVE ANY CONFLICTS THAT MAY ARISE AMONGST THEMSELVES? If there is a group where there may be a couple that happen to be disruptive it can have a big impact on the activity. Sometimes it may be best to have another look at who is in the group and benefiting from it, and who is just being disruptive but may benefit from another group.
The presence of others affects our behaviors through influence. Peer pressure being the best example of this. Through peer pressure our peers influence us by encouraging use to change our attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs in order for us to conform to the group norm. A person who is influenced by peer pressure may not want to actually be a part of the groups or associate with them and as such change their behavior accordingly to the group behavior when around that group. A person may change his or her attitudes and behaviors when around social groups in order to feel accepted even if they don’t particularly believe in the group behaviors.
This goal can be set back when other factors exist. Attitudes are negative or positive thoughts that are the influenced by one’s perception of behavior, social events, objects or groups. When developing teams it is important to focus on the attitudes of the team members and manage those attitudes so they can positively influence the team. Team members who have skepticism about the outcome of the new program are exhibiting attitudes of negativity. This negativity can adversely affect the ability of a team to accomplish its goals.
Diversity: The diversity of a group is very important as they have a variety of ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences that can be pooled together for a great functioning of the group. This group is made up of members who vary in culture, social skills and background. In addition, behaviour of individual members is important this includes their willingness to participate, accepting responsibilities and following rules and regulations. 1.2 Evaluate strategies to manage group behaviour and dynamics Kurt Lewin, a psychologist noted that people often take on distinctive roles and behaviours when they work in a group. He also stated that "Group dynamics describes the effects of these distinct roles and behaviours on other group members and on the group as a whole’’.
PSYCHOLOGY INVESTIGATION: Examining Group influences on behaviour PSYCHOLOGY 7th of March 2014 PSYCHOLOGY INVESTIGATION 2 Abstract PSYCHOLOGY INVESTIGATION 3 Examining Group influences on behaviour The presence and interaction with others can affect us positively or negatively and have a diverse effect on us. It has been proposed that when individuals are in a group with other who hold similar attitudes or beliefs it has a marked and definite effect on our decision making abilities this process is called group polarisation, which is the tendency for decisions made by groups to be far more extreme than decisions made by individuals. On the other hand while our behaviour may become more extreme with like-minded people, it completely changes when we are with people who view the world at a different point of view. Modifying behaviour in response to group pressure is known as conformity. Leadership styles in particular can have a major influence on how individuals behave and how it effect decisions made in groups for example.
All teams are groups but not all groups are teams 2. What are some elements of group dynamics and how can strengths of individuals in groups be leveraged for the good of the groups? These elements are interaction, structure, goals, perceived groupness, dynamic interdependency, and motivation. Group dynamics enhances performance, increases responsiveness to customers, increases innovation, and increases motivation and satisfaction. Each individual has his own strengths and by collaborating with different individuals in a group, their strenghts become more useful and productive.
Tamara stated, “When people deindividuate they are less likely to follow normal restraints and inhibitions and more likely to loose their sense of individual identity.” She also sheds light to the excitement that a group can bring and how a person could do things in a group that they wouldn’t do alone. It is like modeling in behavior modification; an action is learned by someone doing it and others following what action that first person does. If you have personal reasons to go along with the crowd that will benefit you, that could also be a good reason to follow the crowd. According to Behavior Modification, What It Is and How To Do It, situational inducement is defined as the influence of a behavior by using situations and occasions that already exert control over the behavior. For instance, when your a teenager and you think every one else is doing it, so you do it as well.
Prestige symbols are attributes or characteristics which cause an individual to be held or treated in a higher regard simply because of those symbols. Stigma symbols, however, work the opposite way. Stigma symbols are attributes and characteristics which cause an individual to be held and treated as less than human. Visibility is how well or poorly a person communicates to others that they have a particular stigma. However, visibility is also dependent upon the capability of those around an individual to identify that individual’s stigma.
We sometimes seem wired to adopt the goals of the people around us, particularly when we develop a close relationship with them. Of course, that can be a positive or negative thing depending on what the people around us are doing. For that reason, we have to be careful to surround ourselves with other people who are engaging in behaviours that we would like to see in ourselves. If one is unable to feel adequate enough within a group or is not fully comfortable with themselves, there is a chance one may conform in order to fit in. ‘The more insecure people feel, the more conformist they become.’- John Elder.
For example, some vocal sounds of emotions would have appeared to be positive to some and negative for others. Sometimes the sounds are not easily recognized in different cultures especially for positive sounds. This research further supports the idea where basic emotions are shared by all human beings, but it is culturally driven in the way that it is influenced by people around us. Therefore, the social construction of emotions plays an important role when expressing our emotions.