COM 320 Small Group Communication

Spring, 2015


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Dr. Marcia D. Dixson

Office: NF 230B 481-6558

Office Hours: MW 2:30 - 4:30 pm and by appointment

























Unit Three: Understanding Groups

RAT Concepts

These are potential concepts - may be further narrowed


Chapter 4
Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Six factors for effective team members three assumptions of structuration theory
Passive vs. passive aggressive vs. aggressive vs. assertive communication fantasy
high vs. low context
self-monitoring fantasy chain
gender vs. sex
preference for procedural order fantasy theme
task functions symbolic convergence theory
maintenance functions five phases of group socialization
self-centered functions rules
supportive vs. defensive climate


Word version of concepts