Class, In most groups, roles are differentiated by power, as when there

Class,
 
In most groups, roles are differentiated by power, as when there is a formal leader of a treatment group (Dale & Smith, 2013). Norms are also a dynamic aspect of group functioning. Norms define the behavior that is expected of group members. In this case the group leader began the sessions with a clear message regarding the program guidelines and what was the point of the meetings. A member made a remark and as a result the group leader answered it in the best way possible. The group leader made the remark of the member sound like a question and then proceeded to answer the question making sure to give his credentials along with why he was the leader of the group and his purpose for being here. By doing it this way it allowed the group to see how the sessions would go. The member made the remark to see how the leader would react therefore the response had to be an honest one to help with the group’s trust.  
 Raqiyyah Eaves
Reference
Dale, O., & Smith, R. (2013). Human behavior and social environment: Social systems theory. Pearson. ISBN-13: 9780205036486