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Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

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IntroductionImpressionists, the Group that Redefined Beauty: Formation of Groups
In 19
th
 
century the classicists dominated the world of art. They don’t put much attention to any painter
who offered contrasting perspective and change on artistic form and content. Until, Claude Monet andCamille Pissaro met in 1860 and immediately became friends. Two years later, Eduoard Manet andEdgar Degas joined them in their search for alternative forms of artistic expression. Later that year,Monet met Pierre-Aguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, and Frederic Bazille and persuaded them to join theclique.The young artists developed new approach on painting, often journeying to the countryside to paintlandscapes. They work together to discuss artistic philosophies, subject matter and techniques. Artcritics rejected their approach for years. But in time, they were recognized by the art community as anew school of painting- the Impressionist, today, their paintings worth million dollars.
II.
 
Learning Objectives
1.
 
To know how does group cohered and its dynamics.2.
 
To encourage people to create a positive attitude toward groups.3.
 
To know the processes of group formation.
III.
 
Materials
 
¼ piece of yellow pad
 
Pens
 
Balloons.
 
Music player
IV.
 
Activity
We will divide the class into two groups then everyone will be putting their name in the center of thepaper. At the back of the paper, write four adjectives that best describe you.When everyone finishes, have them mingle with the group for a few minutes. Without talking, they areto read the back portion of other group members' papers. When time is up, they are to find people whoare most like them and visit for a few minutes. People who are most likely alike will be grouped togetherbreaking down the group into two. Thus, the class will be having 4 groups who were likely the same witheach other.
Group 1 and 2
Each group will be given a balloon to inflate. They will be joining their hands to and will form circle. Theobjective is to keep the balloon off the floor by batting it, without letting go of hands. If the balloon
touches the floor, the group losses its hands, meaning they can’t
let their hands touch the balloon; as
 
balloon keeps hitting the floor, they loose elbows, shoulders, heads, thighs. Facilitator may have groups"carry" balloon across an area, or just have them work in place for amount of time.
Group 3 and 4
The entire
group makes a huge circle and puts their arms around their neighbour’s shoulders. As the
music plays, they pass balloons around the circle using their legs. Start with three or four balloons.When the music stops, the person holding the balloon is eliminated from the group. As the group getssmaller, take balloons away. Eventually there will be two people left and only one balloon.
V.
 
Analysis
1.
 
How do you feel working with people who are mostly like you?2.
 
What can you say about the characteristics of your members?3.
 
Do you think that working with people that are almost exactly like you is effective? Whyor why not?
VI.
 
Abstraction
Who join groups? When do people seek out others? What processes generate bonds of interpersonal attraction between member of groups?
 
Extraversion-Introversion
o
 
Extraversion -
is the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concernedwith and obtaining gratification from what is outside the self.
 
o
 
Introversion - is the state of or tendency toward being wholly orpredominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life.
 
 
Social Comparisons -
it explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions anddesires by comparing themselves to others.
 
o
 
Upward Comparison - It is the process whereby we compare ourselves topeople who are better than we are on a particular trait or ability, in order todetermine the standard of excellence
 
o
 
Downward Comparison - is a defensive tendency to evaluate oneself with acomparison group whose troubles are more serious than one's own.
 
 
Proximity level - Spatial or temporal proximity of elements may induce the mind toperceive a collective or totality.
 
Elaboration - is the most basic of all memory techniques. The more meaning yourare able to give to the thing-to-be-remembered the more successful you will be inrecalling it later.
 
Similarity - refers to the psychological nearness or proximity of two mentalrepresentations.
 
Complementarily - is a concept that describes the long-term interaction betweentwo or more individuals in terms of the ease and comfort of communication.

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