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Flashcards in Chapter 13 (extra) : Roles of Group Members Deck (27):
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suggests new ideas or new ways of looking at problems

initiator-contributor

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asks for facts and further explanation of them

information seeker

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asks for opinions and feelings about issues under discussion

opinion seeker

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provides facts or info from own experience

information giver

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expresses feelings/beliefs not necessarily based on facts

opinion giver

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spells out suggestions by giving examples or developing scenarios of how it might work out

elaborator

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pulls ideas together by showing relationship among diff ideas expressed

coordinator

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focuses group on its goals, keeps discussion from wondering off point

orienter

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assess accomplishments of group in relation to some standard point

evaluator-critic

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prods or arouses group to act; stimulates and boosts morale

energizer

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performs routine tasks that help group accomplish its task
(ex: Group member arranged for enough chairs for the meeting, started the coffee and got the chalkboard and chalk)

procedural technician

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writes down main points of discussion; records group decisions

recorder

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praises, accepts, supports others in group; encourages diff points of view

encourager

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settles differences between other members by reconciling disputes/relieves tension by joking
(ex: after a violent debate between members about what the charge for the T-shirts, Valerie jokes "the aint no fancy boutique, guys")

harmonizer

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gives in to a dispute and changes his/her position to preserve group harmony

compromiser

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keeps communication going
(ex: Gertrude says some people haven't spoken yet and she wonders what they think about the T-shirt prices)

gatekeeper

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expresses norms or standards for group
(ex: Valerie says it will be easier to work together if people listen to each other and stop shouting)

standard setter

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records communication of group; offers this record to group for its comment and interpretation
(this is a role the therapist may play)

group observer

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goes along with the general mood and decisions of the group

follower

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belittles or attacks group members, group or its purpose
(ex: Tricia says she'd be happy to listen to Ralph's ideas, but because he never follows through on them, she thinks its a waste of time)

aggressor

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prevents group from progressing
(ex: Lenore says she wants to know why the group always has to get involved with "these hare brained schemes")

blocker

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calls attention to self by boasting, talking about own talents, insisting of having powerful position, etc
(ex: John says he has a first-class collection of T-shirts that he'll bring to the next meeting)

recognition seeker

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expresses personal problems, political ideology, or other concerns
(ex: Gilbert says he is completely bummed out by the F he got on the anatomy quiz and wants to know if anyone else failed)

self-confessor

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isn’t involved w/ group; shows disinterest by clowning around
(ex: Wanda flirts openly with Marco and Nick, ignoring everyone else)

playboy

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tries to take control by manipulating group or members
(ex: Frank interrupts Ralph repeatedly, telling him to "get on with it" and "leave out the boring details")

dominator

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tries to get sympathy of group by acting helpless, victimized
(ex: Leslie says she isn't sure she can really contribute because she is dyslexic)

help seeker

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pretends to speak on behalf of a particular group but really is using group to express own biases
(ex: John says the group has to make sure all the money is accounted for because "some people here aren't too responsible")

special interest pleader