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  1. 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.
    Cohesion
  2. Rule governing behavior within a group. 
    Generally unspoken but in some cases may be formal.
    Norm
  3. The set of behaviors that are expected of a person who occupies a particular position within a group or organization.
    Role
  4. Disagreement or incongruity.
    Dissonance
  5. The degree to which jobs within an organization are standardized.
    Formalization
  6. To make into an institution.
    Institutionalize
  7. 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)
    Institution
  8. Process that follows strict rules.
    Mechanistic
  9. Term used in economics for person who consumes without contributing
    Free rider
  10. 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
  11. Giving up
    Resignation
  12. Tendency to continue moving in the same direction
    Inertia
  13. The way things are
    Status quo
  14. In sync
    Following the same path
    Congruence
  15. The person or group that is the focus of attention or the intended recipient of a message
    Target
  16. Making something happen
    Instrumental
  17. Taking into account all considerations without bias in order to make value-maximizing decisions
    Rational
  18. Implied
    Opposite of explicit
    Implicit
  19. Fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated.
    Explicit
  20. Part of the nature of something
    Intrinsic
  21. Not essential or inherent. Not part of the nature of something
    Extrinsic
  22. Agreement
    Concordance
  23. Acombination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons or factions.
    Coalition
  24. 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.
    Machiavelli
  25. Using a consistent and verifiable method
    Systematic
  26. Having independence or freedom
    Autonomy
  27. Effectiveness.
    The ability to produce a desired result.Self-efficacy is an individual's belief that he/she is capable of a given task.
    Efficacy
  28. The strength of a person's expectation that a certain outcome will occur.
    Expectancy
  29. Something attributed to a person or object
    Attribution
  30. Mood or emotion
    Affect
  31. Responsible, dependable, persistent and organized
    Conscientious
  32. Rule of thumb
    Finding an answer by trial and error
    Heuristic
  33. 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.
    Distributive
  34. Characteristic. 
    A distinguishing characteristic or quality.
    Trait
  35. Having to do with interaction
    Interactionist
  36. French for "let them be". Indifference to the behavior of others.
    Laissez-faire
  37. The ability to understand and experience the feelings of another individual
    Empathy
  38. Strength of character or magnetism that gives the owner power over other people
    Charisma
  39. Conditional on some other event.
    Dependent on the fulfillment of some condition.
    Contingency
  40. 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
    Mediator
  41. Measured or verifiable
    Empirical
  42. Fair, just or impartial
    Equity

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