Week 5 discussion response | Psychology homework help

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Your reply post should read approximately 250 to 350 words in length and should reference at least one citation from the article the other student read for their initial post. To receive the maximum points, your post should include a reference from the textbook, an article other students read, and one of this week’s ancillary readings. 


Analyze another student’s initial post. Examine their application of an article to the text chapter and compare it to your own application.


  • Analyze one student’s post. What are one or two major questions you have after reading their post?
  • Reread the section of the textbook they reference, as well as the article they cited; then use these sources to address your question(s)
  • Follow APA guidelines

Something I learned from team and group cohesion is how teammates can have a different view of harmony. That means not everyone has the same view on how to achieve something or how to get to that goal, but as a team you do it together. This is a great way to look at different views, not everyone gets to the goal in the same way, but a team can help you get to that goal. Something else I learned is that the team’s size can also affect cohesion, which I never took into account, but it makes sense. More people means more views and that can cause more problems. Demonstrated that there is an inverted U relationship between social cohesion and team size in intramural basketball teams (Williams & Krane, 2021).  Another part of what I learn is to achieve great cohesiveness teammates must play different parts, the leaders play an important part as they are what keeps the team intact. Social but not task cohesion was significantly associated with consistent participation. Social cohesion may mediate the relationship between leader behaviors and walking group participation (Izumi et al, 2015). When trying to achieve cohesion within a team, you just take in personal factors of each player as well, for example their beliefs, behaviors and especially characteristics. Knowing this information you build harmony and cohesion. One great thing that I read was how teammates’ roles can be separated into two, informal roles and formal roles. Also reading how important each role is in the whole picture. 


Williams, J. M., & Krane, V. (Eds.). (2021). Applied sports psychology: Personal growth to peak performance (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

Izumi, B. T., Schulz, A. J., Mentz, G., Israel, B. A., Sand, S. L., Reyes, A. G., Hoston, B., Richardson, D., Gamboa, C., Rowe, Z., & Diaz, G. (2015). Leader behaviors, group cohesion, and participation in a walking group program. American journal of preventive medicine, 49(1), 41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2015.01.019