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role of social influence in the development of group and team cohesion.

DQ 7-1

The relationship between team cohesion and success is almost always positive, and research indicates that group cohesion is increased as the independence of the task increases. If this is true, to what degree (if any) does social influence play a role in the development of group and team cohesion? Why?

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Pescosolido, A. T., & Saavedra, R. (2012). Cohesion and sports teams: A review. Small Group Research, 43(6), 744-758. doi:10.1177/1046496412465020