Think of a time when you were part of a group that was about to engage in some action, or reach some decision, that you thought was a bad idea. (If you can’t think of a good example from your own life, make something up). Using terms, concepts, principles and theories from the textbook and/or lecture, discuss (a) why / how the group might have reached this point, and (b) what you can or should do to change their planned course of action.
Terms: Social facilitation, Social loafing, Behavioral Contagion, Group polarization, Groupthink.
Again, your goal in this assignment is to use, clearly apply, and demonstrate you understand the terms, concepts, and principles we’ve discussed in class, or appear in the textbook. Be sure to identify each term, concept or principle you are using by name. To help both yourself and the TA see how many terms/concepts/principles etc. you are using, please place each term you use in bold font, only the first time you use it. Note, however, that it is not enough to simply name the terms/concepts/principles; you must also clearly explain or illustrate how they apply. There are many concepts that you might apply; try to use as many as you can, while still leaving enough room to clearly demonstrate that you understand each one. Feel free to use any material from throughout the course that seems relevant.
This assignment should take approximately 2 pages; do not exceed 3 pages. Quality of writing is important.