Triads Are Generally More Stable Than Dyads Because:
Triads are generally more stable than dyads because:
A) three is always better than two.
B) the third person relieves some of the pressures on the other two.
C) the third person makes the relationship more intense.
D) the third person can get jealous.
Which of the following is true regarding large groups?
A) Relationships in the group are more intense.
B) They tend to be informal.
C) They are unstable.
D) They tend to be more exclusive.
According to Georg Simmel, an important aspect of groups is:
A) as group size decreases, their intensity and exclusivity decrease.
B) as group size increases, their stability and intensity increase.
C) as group size increases, their intensity decreases, but their stability and exclusivity increase.
D) group size has little impact on stability over time; what matters is the common goal of the group.
The members of the drama club at Suzie's high school had a disagreement about who should play the lead in the upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, five of the twenty-five drama club members decided to leave the group, but this had little impact on the stability of the drama club. The rest of the club was able to go forward with the production, according to the textbook, because:
A) the drama club had a good leader who was able to address the instability in the group.
B) larger groups are less exclusive, and it was easy to get new members.
C) the five members who left were troublemakers.
D) the withdrawal of members from larger groups has little impact on the survival of the group.