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PSY-6414 v5

Week 2 Required Resources


Your course textbook can be accessed via the Redshelf link in the Getting Started module.

Levi, D & Askay, D.A. (2021). Group dynamics for teams (6th ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc.
Read Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6: Chapter 3 of Levi's work delves into the stages of group development, particularly focusing on Tuckman and Jensen's model of forming, storming, norming, and performing. While discussing this model, Levi also explores other perspectives derived from research with actual work teams, emphasizing role clarification, coordinated skill development, and enhancing variety and flexibility of skills within a team, with the project acting as the catalyst for change across stages. Chapter 4 delves into fundamental team processes, addressing motivation, social loafing, team roles, and relevant behaviors crucial for effective teamwork in academic project settings. Chapter 5 tackles the conflict between individual and team goals, offering strategies like promoting superordinate goals to foster cooperation. Lastly, Chapter 6 focuses on communication within teams, covering the communication process, developing communication patterns and climates, facilitating team meetings, and essential skills such as questioning and active listening.