Concept Review Week 3

Hey guys!

This week we are reviewing concepts from the following teams blogs:

teamawesomeUWEC.wordpress.com

teambackpack.wordpress.com

Midwestmagnificents12.wordpress.com

Teamninjaturtles.wordpress.com

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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4 thoughts on “Concept Review Week 3

  1. rochellem5 says:

    Uncertainty Reduction Theory- “The Uncertainty Reduction Theory theorizes that if a there is a new person introduced into an individual’s life that is completely new to that person, there is a level of uncertainty about that new person that motivates someone to begin to communicate to reduce that level of uncertainty.” (Midwest Magnificents) Has a wonderful definition of this concept and describes it in great detail.

    Social relationships at work: social dimension- “At work the social dimension of a relationship with a co-worker, boss, or client is the personal side of that relationship. ” (Team Awesome) Gives a clear definition to the concept.

    Social relationships at work: task dimension- “When you have a relationship at work there are two parts, social dimension and task dimension. This is how you act within the relationship. Social dimension is when you see someone as a friend. Task dimension is how you see someone as a co-worker. ” (Ninja Turtles) Elaborates nicely on this concept to give it a good understanding.

    Entitativity / perceptions of groups- It looks like this concept is not really covered on anyone’s blog, if you guys see it please let me know.

    Communication as verbal and nonverbal- “Verbal communication: is when we communicate our message verbally to whoever is receiving the message.” “Nonverbal communication: the process of communication through sending and receiving wordless messages.” (Team Backpack) gives good definitions to these concepts.

    Types of groups:primary, social- “Primary groups: A group held together by intimate, face-to-face relationships.” “Social groups: Any set of persons within society that differs from other sets. Such as demographic, age, sec, education level, race, religion, beliefs, etc. ” (Team Backpack) gives a good example of both of these concepts in a way that is easy to understand.

    Types of groups: collectives, categories- “Collective groups are those groups that are united by some particular shared aspect. This could be a cause, a culture, or any other type of similar factor that unites the individuals within.” (Team Backpack) They give an O.K. definition however … it seems to be our only option on this concept throughout the teams.

  2. teampenguine says:

    Uncertainty Reduction Theory- N, M*, A
    I liked Team Midwest Magnificent’s post the best because it explained the theory in very concise terms.
    Social relations at work: Social dimensions- M, A*
    I have to go with Team Awesome’s because their explanation was better.
    Social relationships at work: Task dimension- N, M, A*
    I liked Team Awesome’s because their explanation seemed the most fitting to me.
    Entitativity/ perceptions of groups- N*, A (nice humor)
    I liked Team Awesome’s humor, but Team Ninja Turtles did a better job with the explanation.
    Communication as verbal and nonverbal- B, A*
    I liked Team Awesome’s explanation better than Team Backpack’s. There was more content and the example demonstrated both types well.
    Types of groups: primary or social- B*, A
    I have to go with Team Backpack here because the post adequately explained both types of groups. Team Awesome combined them so it doesn’t really count.
    Types of groups: collectives or categories- A*
    Team Awesome was the only group that posted for this so we don’t really have a choice. I really liked their definitions and explanations, but I would have loved to see more pictures. ^-^

  3. Social Relationships at Work: Task Dimension
    Pick – Ninja Turtles
    I feel like all three teams hit the definition on the head. I like Team Ninja Turtles the best because it is the most concise.

    Uncertainty Reduction Theory
    Pick – Ninja Turtles
    I like this definition; it also has a good example.

    Social Relationships at Work: Social Dimension
    Pick – Team Awesome
    I like Team Awesome here. This definition makes it very clear what the social dimension is. After reading this I feel like anyone would have a good idea of what is mean by the “social dimension”.

    Communication as verbal and nonverbal
    Pick – Team Awesome
    I think that Team Awesome did the best job at this one. It elaborated a lot more than others. I think it hits the most points.

    Types of groups: Primary or Social
    Pick – Ninja Turtles
    I like the Ninja Turtles here. I think they did a good job of trying to come up with their own personalized definition.

    Types of groups: Collectives or Categories
    Pick – Team Awesome
    I believe this is the only group to do this concept. But they do a good job of defining the two, then later they go on show why they are different in the example.

  4. Breanna I says:

    Uncertainty Reduction Theory – Midwest Majnificents had the best definition of this term. It was clearly worded and to the point.

    Social relationships at work: social dimension – Team Awesome had the best definition however the wording was a little hard to understand. I would reword it as the social dimension of a work relationship would be the personal aspect that can be taken out of the work place and still have meaning.

    Social relationships at work: task dimension – Team Ninja Turtles had the most concise definition. Task dimension is the opposite of social dimension in a work place. This facet of your relationship has little meaning outside of the work place.

    Entitativity/perceptions of groups – Team Awesome had the best definition here. They did a great job relating the two terms together.

    Communication as verbal and nonverbal – Team Awesome had the best definition in this case. However, I believe this is a hard one to put a definition to since verbal and nonverbal are enough for me to define the type of communication.

    Types of groups: primary, social – Team Backpack gave the best examples for each of these terms making them easy to understand.

    Types of groups: collectives, categories – Team Awesome had the best definition. I think they did a good job separating the two terms. They are both rather broad terms that can be easily mistaken for each other.

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