Seminario “How groups respond to challenging members: deviates as threats and opportunities”

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Giovedì, 3 Luglio, 2014

Il Dipartimento di Psicologia dei Processi di Sviluppo e Socializzazione organizza il seminario "How groups respond to challenging members: deviates as threats and opportunities".

All groups have norms that guide and constrain the behavior of their members. In many cases, people who challenge these norms are viewed as posing threats to group effectiveness and viability. It is not surprising, therefore, that groups are typically sensitive to the occurrence of deviance and have mechanisms for reducing or eliminating it. In other cases, however, people who challenge group norms provide opportunities rather than threats, for example by suggesting useful strategies for solving group problems. This talk discusses several lines of research examining how small groups respond to the threats and opportunities posed by “challenging” members.

John M. Levine, Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center LRDC, University of Pittsburgh (USA).

Giovedì 3 luglio 2014, ore 11.00

Aula E. Ponzo
piano 3, stanza 329
Via dei Marsi 78, Roma

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