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Quiz 8 :
Group Communication

Quiz 8 :
Group Communication

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A college chess club has nicknamed themselves "the players" because they play chess so well,but also because they like the idea of suggestive double entendre.They have built lots of suggestive innuendo in their interactions,saying things like "I guarantee I can mate you" or "what's your favorite position," which have meanings both for chess and for sex.According to symbolic convergence theory,when club members come up with a new way of continuing this idea,they are using ______.
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According to Symbolic Convergence Theory,building fantasy chains results in group cohesion,a process termed ______.
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When group members elaborate on their group's stories and fantasy chains,they create a unified way of viewing the world.This is called ______.
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The sales team had been meeting and arguing for over an hour.Roger could feel the group's tension rising,so he attempted to break the stress by infusing a lame joke.Everyone laughed,more because the joke was so bad,but it did clear the air.According to Gouran and Hirokawa,Roger's joke is an example of ______.
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During a brainstorming session,Gracie asked for clarification of one of George's solutions to the problems at hand.Gracie was violating which rule of brainstorming?
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Strangers standing at a bus stop are known as a(n)______.
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In this third function of functional group decision making,brainstorming should take place.
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The second function of functional decision making is which of the following?
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Layla's group is meeting for the first time since mid-semester break.She is trying to get everyone on track to start establishing goals for the week.Layla is using what type of communication,according to functional group decision making?
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This type of communication,according to functional group decision making,is considered the most important for making a group decision.
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Which of the following is communication focused on developing,maintaining,and repairing the relationships between group members rather than a type of communication identified by functional group decision making as related to making the best decision.
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______ communication diverts,retards,or frustrates the ability of the group to achieve the requisite functions.
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Arthur's team failed to place in a nationwide PRSSA competition.He believes it is because all the members of his team are communication majors and this year all members happened to be men,which led to a lack of diversity in the creative process.What antecedent condition of groupthink is Arthur identifying?
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Lita is working on her capstone movie project with other students in her assigned group.As a graduating senior,Lita is just "going through the motions" when working on this project.She rarely delves into the process of the filmmaking.Lita is experiencing ______.
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To prevent groupthink,it is a good idea to ______.
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Donnell is working with the executive board of her sorority to plan out the fundraiser for alumni weekend.The organization the sorority typically works with has backed out,and she thinks it would be best for her to just quickly select another organization because she knows her sisters will be in agreement.What symptom of groupthink is Donnell experiencing?
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Paul university quidditch team has won the regional championship cup the past three years.Tomorrow is this year's championship,and Harry thinks the team should watch some old tape to reinforce the strategy.Paul believes the team will have no problem;they have handedly won the past few years and nothing can stop them.What symptom of groupthink is Paul experiencing?
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Will's fraternity is about to compete in Greek Week.In the two weeks leading up to the events,the fraternity has spent the majority of the time creating posters and chants that make fun of the other fraternities.What symptom of groupthink is the fraternity experiencing?
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Marta works at a bank.For the first couple of months she struggled to learn the protocol,which is used in any decision making process in the organization.Now that she is confident with the protocol,she can very quickly apply it.This is known as using which path for structuration?
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Phillip's neighborhood watch group likes using the functional group decision making when unexpected issues arise,however,they often jump all around with the functions.Sometimes they start with brainstorming,then go back to understanding the original problem,then come back to brainstorming.This is known as using which path for structuration?
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