Learning Objectives

8.1 Explain how groups provide social and practical benefits to individuals.

8.2 Identify ways that groups gain and maintain their authority over individuals.

8.3 Analyze how groups can both help and hinder individual efforts.

8.4 Analyze how leadership succeeds or fails, how group decisions turn risky or safe, and how a minority can influence the majority.

8.5 Evaluate what circumstances help and hurt group creativity.