Essay On Soccer Team

explanatory Essay
1114 words
1114 words

Our book defines a group as a collection of people who are perceived to bond together in a coherent unit to some degree (Baron 241). Making a decision isn’t always easy depending on how many people are in the group and if there is any conflict within the group. The basic aspects of a group include roles, status, norms and cohesiveness but when viewing my soccer team I see only certain obvious aspects being present. When thinking about the process in which we, as a group have to make the decision of where to stop for food after an away game, it is obvious that many theories and/or topics can be applied. These theories or topics include evaluation apprehension, social decision schemas, authentic dissent and conflict. The four subjects listed above help explain how a group can come to a decision together. When driving home from soccer away games the coaches always ask as soon as we get on the bus, “Where are we going for food?” and it is a question that is directed toward our captains. Being on a soccer team together we would be considered a …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the basic aspects of a group, including roles, status, norms, and cohesiveness, but when viewing my soccer team, they see only certain obvious aspects being present.
  • Explains that the decision to stop at chipotle was made by the captains and the coaches, who had the final say on where to listen to and eat.
  • Explains the roles, norms, and cohesiveness in place on their soccer team are obvious factors as to why certain players acted in a way that they did.
  • Explains the concept of evaluation apprehension and the importance of the majority-wins-rule in team decision-making.
  • Explains that conflict is involved in-group decision-making because as soon as one person goes away from the group norms then that person will be seen as an outcast.
  • Explains that when multiple people have similar characteristics and attitudes they tend to be categorized as a group. this group is often asked to make decisions on important topics.
  • Explains that the theories and research that are given in our book are related to experience i have had when deciding where to eat in both a negative and.

The roles on the team were the captains, upperclassmen and the lowerclassmen and what they were expected to choose whether it was to go along with the majority or actually give an opinion. The norms are the rules that are in the group that represent how members should behave, and how not to behave which is the difference in how it is believed upperclassmen can behave versus the lowerclassmen. The cohesiveness of a group is the forces that cause group members to remain in-group, on a team you are bond to follow the rules and expectations in the fear that you might be cut or kicked off of the team. My experience on the soccer team and seeing the process as both an underclassman and upperclassman I can see that this experience can support the theories and evidence given to us through

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