LSO403 - Group Dynamics

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Subject Title
Group Dynamics

Subject Description
This course offers a comprehensive analysis of theory and research related to group dynamics.  Student explore social processes in groups and their impact on individual behaviour and are introduced to the following group elements: norms, roles, coherence and dissonance, group think, validation, types of groups and membership, referencing, group symptoms, leadership styles. The student will practice leading and participating in groups where observation and recording skills will be stressed.

Credit Status
One upper level Liberal Studies Option (LSO) for Seneca degree students.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the relevance of each of the following group elements to facilitating a group and group interactions: norms, roles, coherence and dissonance, group think, validation, types of membership, referencing, group symptoms, and leadership styles. 
2. Effectively facilitate a group session of peers. 
3. Analyze the structural elements that comprise group dynamics. 
4. Evaluate internal interactions among group members. 
5. Analyze how a coherent group closes itself to outside influence.

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