Tendency to stick together or be drawn together.
Members of groups with high levels of cohesion prefer one another's company and work well together.
Rule governing behavior within a group.
Generally unspoken but in some cases may be formal.
The set of behaviors that are expected of a person who occupies a particular position within a group or organization.
Disagreement or incongruity.
The degree to which jobs within an organization are standardized.
To make into an institution.
Can mean several similar or related things. In this class institution might mean:
1) an organization; or
2) established law or custom; or
3) a well-established and structured pattern of behavior or relationships that is accepted as a fundamental part of a culture (e.g. marriage)
Process that follows strict rules.
Term used in economics for person who consumes without contributing
A person's perceived control over his/her own behavior.
People are said to have either internal or external locus of control.
Locus of control
Tendency to continue moving in the same direction
The way things are
Following the same path
The person or group that is the focus of attention or the intended recipient of a message
Making something happen
Taking into account all considerations without bias in order to make value-maximizing decisions
Opposite of explicit
Fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated.
Part of the nature of something
Not essential or inherent. Not part of the nature of something
Acombination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons or factions.
Resident of Italian city-state of Florence and author of "The Prince" (1512), a letter to the incoming monarch which advised the new prince to maintain stability at all cost.
Machiavelli's name is now a synonym for ruthlessness.
Using a consistent and verifiable method
Having independence or freedom
The ability to produce a desired result.Self-efficacy is an individual's belief that he/she is capable of a given task.
The strength of a person's expectation that a certain outcome will occur.
Something attributed to a person or object
Mood or emotion
Responsible, dependable, persistent and organized
Rule of thumb
Finding an answer by trial and error
A process which distributes, divides or allocates some resource.
We will use the term in two different contexts in this class:
distributive justice and distributive bargaining.
A distinguishing characteristic or quality.
Having to do with interaction
French for "let them be". Indifference to the behavior of others.
The ability to understand and experience the feelings of another individual
Strength of character or magnetism that gives the owner power over other people
Conditional on some other event.
Dependent on the fulfillment of some condition.
1)a person who helps to find agreement between two parties;
2) a variable which changes the relationship between two variables (usually and independent variable and a dependent variable