"Groups and Human Behavior (Excerpt)"
By J.E. McGrath

Sep 8, 1999


This short paper provides a model for groups in order to facilitate the dealing and communicating theoretic concepts about groups. This model considers as central and going side-by-side the Acting Group (or Group Interaction Process) and the Behavior Setting. This two affect and are affected by four other groups of variables, namely: the properties of the individuals, the standing group (or group structure), the task/situation, and the properties of the environment.