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Group Cohesion: Keeping It All Together

Group Cohesion: Keeping It All Together

Author: Craig Coletta

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand the concept of group cohesiveness and the factors which increase or decrease group cohesion.

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Terms to Know
  • Attraction

    The perception that one's group members are potential sources of reward or gain.

  • Entry Difficulty

    Perception that one's group is exclusive, requiring particular positive characteristics for entry or membership.

  • Group Cohesiveness

    The tendency of a group to remain together (feeling similarity and affective bonds) over time.

  • Group Success

    Instances when collaboration between group members leads to shared interests being met.

  • Self-Reinforcement

    The tendency of a principle or belief to become more strongly held after evidence that holding the belief leads to a positive gain.

  • Sense of Belonging

    Perception that one is safe, comfortable, and valued by members of one's group.

  • Teamwork

    Collaborative effort to achieve shared goals with others perceived as being members of one's group.