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1.Why do individuals join groups?

2.What are the key characteristics of a group?

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The expert determines why individuals join groups. The key characteristics of a group are determined.

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1.Why do individuals join groups?
Individuals join groups for different reasons. Some join groups out of no choice of their own, either because of the academic class they are in and the instructor puts them in a random group; at a place of employment where they are in a group by default of their job title. Then there are those who join groups seeking companionship and sense of belonging. Aronson and Mills (1959) came up with the theory ...

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