Dimensions in Human Behavior Chapter 11
Terms in this set (25)
Brief Treatment Model
A type of practice modality characterized by a brief time period for intervention (usually six weeks or less) and practice techniques that are solution focused.
A natural and formed group that is open to certain persons and closed to others based on such characteristics as age, gender, geographic location, or type of problem/issue; a natural and formed group that opens its membership for a certain time period and then closes the group when the ideal number of members has been reached or the time period has elapsed
The organization and pattern of communication among group members
A group that is formed for a specific purpose, such as a group for substance abusers, a therapy group for women with eating disorders, or a self-help group for gamblers
A sense of solidarity or "we-ness" felt by group members toward the group
The patterns of interaction that emerge in groups, including group leadership, roles, and communication networks
A recognized social work method that involves teaching and practicing social work with groups
A special type of task group of professionals representing a variety of disciplines: may include consumers or clients
A process to influence a group to achieve a common goal
Mutual Aid Group
A formed group of persons who utilize the support, encouragement, and feedback from other persons in the group to work on certain problems they have in common.
A group that occurs naturally, without external initiative, such as a group of peers or coworkers
A natural or formed group that is that is set up without particular time and meets until the group is disbanded
A natural or formed group that includes any person who would like to become a member; a natural or formed group that accepts persons who meet the group's criteria after the group has begun and throughout its existence
The expectations group members have of other group members in terms of how they will act or behave in the group and/or how well they will perform a task.
Process oriented leader
A leader who identifies and manages group relationships
A formed group that is focused on giving information and support concerning a particular problem area or issue; such groups only meet over a short period of time
Self- categorization theory
A theory of small groups that proposes that in the process of social identity development, we come to divide the world into in-groups (those to which we belong) and out-groups (those to which we do not belong) and to be biased toward in-groups.
A formed group that may or may not be professionally led, composed of persons that share a common life situation
A small collection of individuals who interact with each other, perceive themselves as belonging to a group, are in dependent, join together to accomplish a goal, fulfill a need through joint association, or are influenced by a set of rules and norms
In status characteristics and expectation states theory, any characteristics that are evaluated in the broader society to be associated with competence.
Status Characteristic and Expectations States Theory
A theory of basic group process that assumes that the influence and the participation of group members during initial interactions are related to their status and to expectations others hold about their ability to help the group accomplish tasks
A formed group that is formed for the purpose of accomplishing a specific goal or objective
Task oriented leader
A leader who facilitates problem solving within the context of the group
A formed group that uses an intensive group format to promote growth in its members and to assist its members in resolving emotional and behavioral problems
Time limited group
A natural or formed group that establishes a certain length of time that they will meet as a group.