Podcast episode 370(12/19/09)- from This American Life

This great episode starts with a description of the different types of individuals in a typical team.  Then Ira Glass, host and executive producer, interviews a professor who conducted an experiment on group dynamics, placing an actor behaving negatively in a specific subgroup to measure the impact on the group.  One of his findings was that the actor’s behavior had much influence on the team leading to poor group dynamics. One of the conclusions from this experiment is that the team as strong as the weakest member (or most negative member). Please go to the archives and l this American Life and listens to this podcast. I am curious to hear your opinions and the relationship to group dynamics in the outdoor education field.

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