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Reflection of Blogging & Participation

1. I would rate myself as a 5. Every blog post I submitted on time, made sure to watch the episode and relate it to the the text assigned for that week.

2. For this part of the blog I would rate myself as a 4. I missed one comment thinking I had done it. I usually was complimentary with those post I commented on and agreed with specific points mentioned or observations and asked questions as well.

3. I would rate myself as a 3. Most of the time I did, but I had moments were I focused to much on summarizing what had happened in the episodes, but a lot of the time I was able to relate it to the concepts in the text even if it was just one.

4. I think that my strengths were turning my post on time and following the instructions to my ability. I also was a great peer to others, respectful, worked well and contributed to group discussions in class when divided in our groups.

5. In my blogging I could improve by connecting the episodes a bit more  to the context shown and displayed in the text. I could also improve by contributing more in class discussions in voicing my opinion not being afraid of being wrong but giving my thoughts and ideas out a bit more.

6. The things I liked about the blogging part of the class was being able to see different perspectives as well as different ways the concepts were connected to things that occurred in the episodes. I also liked the fact that we were able to comment on others, this showed each other that we saw and had similar points of views which was nice.

7. I disliked the fact that sometimes I was confused on chapter concepts belonged to which episode and what episode was the correct one for each week, but as time passed I finally began to keep up.

8. I would suggest that we talk about the concept in class before the assignment is due to have an idea and not stress on having to read an entire chapter and already have an idea to make it easier to summarize and connect, this will also help students turn it in quicker having the knowledge fresh in their brains or in there notes.

TRUST

Group Leadership Motivation  is the concept of focus. in this episode the motivation I connected with was when it came to convincing one another for who to vote for to be voted off the Island. We also continue to see how Jon and Jaclyn continue to run this whole alliance and the tribe in general with the most numbers. This puts Jon as a leader making him feel powerful. We see how he connects to the theory of Shutz’s about interpersonal needs. The tribe as well as he feels the need to have others on his side as well as the tribe needed him and Jaclyn to be on the same page to remain as leaders.

Our text to find power as the ability to influence our motivate others. We see that in the past episode by how I just mentioned having Jon and his girlfriend convince others o vote off Josh. We also  see how the reward of the challenge was food which two contestants gave up there reward and shared it with Jon and Jaclyn. This is an example of reward power that our text talks about when someone uses rewards to gain power. We also come across how Reed is hiding an idol from his tribe/alliance and when found by others it convinces people that he’s up to no good. Reeds intentions were to be a leader in Josh’s alliance. I connect this to how in our text expert power becomes assigned to someone who demonstrates a particular skill or special knowledge. At the elimination round this time around Jeremy is voted off.

 

Survivor Blog Post OCHO

OMG OMG OMG! I didn’t expect for this episode to end this way. Please tell me you were as shocked as I was. In this episode we see that members begin to become more in charge, set a leadership role and its visible by actions and what the other tribe members do and say. It all becomes strategy. We continue to see that the top two players remain to be both J’s, John and Jeremy. After the immunity challenge is over and Baylor triumphs and wins, both Jeremy and Natalie give their win to John and Jaclyn showing there appreciation for last weeks immunity and siding with them. This act of kindness showed great leadership and respect for them as well, loyalty was shown tremendously.

John and Jaclyn immediately are seen as leaders of power. There decision affects everyone because there still a couple with most relationships and trust from others. They were able to convince others that it was time to vote off Jeremy, being a strong competitor. This strategy came through but during voting off time, I was in shambles not so sure if it was going to happen or if Keith would use his idol. Jeremy was voted off catching some in surprise. Well played, I wonder who will be next.

NUMERO SIETE

Immediately we begin to see how the tribe members discuss how Julie quitting was a mistake, how she should of contained herself till the elimination. This behavior of her’s relates to the text in how she did not have an effective problem solving strategy for the reasons that she didn’t communicate with her group members her plan or even just the way she was feeling. She choose to block everyone out, not confront the way she was feeling to her tribe members and ease her way out by basically taking the easy way out. This both hurt the plan set by others to eliminate Jeremy but it could of saved someone from winning one million dollars.

 

Alliances have also been formed and in the challenge presented to the groups, we are able to see creative problem solving in various ways for example being smart in how to use each member according to their strength’s which in this case was the stronger members doing the heavy work and then using the quickest person to do the running, then to finish they all contribute and wok together to raise the flag which was the finish line to the challenge. All these little steps and ideas on how to use everyone are great examples of hw to solve creative tasks in groups.

Why? Why? Why?

This episode began with a huge game changer. Both tribes were combined into being one. It brought loved ones together as well as old alliances. I’t made some weaker, and others stronger. Loved ones were beginning to be a threat for those who were alone. For example Julie and Jeremy, they both were not for the fact that Josh and Reed were becoming in charge, in a way leaders taking over. Right away Jeremy took it upon himself to talk to others and try to convince them to take part of his alliance and work together to as he would say “Have the numbers”. Here we see an example of Team Talk where a lot of “we” is used to sell that his strategy is valuable. Jeremy then noticed that Josh was just as smart and being on top of it as well because the felt that if they didn’t, they would be voted off, and so the competition begins.

Josh wants to take whomever is alone, without a loved and and have continue the groups in pairs. People began to give there words to one another, alliances began to shift but at the end some became confused with what would be the best strategy that would help them in the long run. We then come across hunger, and how food is an essential and critical part of surviving in the island. Julie after the feast they had decides to take into her bag trail mix left and keeps to herself. They then were curious were the left over trail mix was put, they decide to check everyones bags, as Julie was out laying on the beach they check her bag and find it. Some were furious because of the fact that she was being selfish which shows Non verbal behavior from Julie, hiding this valuable snack to them. Julie then came back to the camp where everyone was at, immediately she felt the tension and felt low. She couldn’t take it anymore and the additional emotional challenge of not having her man caused for her to quit and leave. This act, hurt some and also benefitted others, and like mentioned this saved could of just given someone one million dollars.

LISTEN TO ME NOW

In this episode we focusing on listening, in which selective listening is seen. Poor listening skills is shown through both tribes. At first we see the hanaphu tribe, we begin to see how the group would discuss about the appropriate portions of rice to eat which led to tension between some of the group members. They saw how little rice was left and so they wanted to do a trade with Jeff, they made it seem as if there opinion was valuable, but in reality it was all pseudo listening. Jeremy’s focus and perspective was different from everyone else’s, the only reaction he got from them was such as nodding, not really listening to what he had to say. I then notice how maybe not putting attention to what Jeremy thought was important cold cause to then haunt them in the future, all because of there destructive listening habits.

We then see how Dale and Kelly chose John and Jacquelyn to form with them to vote off Baylor and mom Missy. Here we see how listening to each couple plays a huge role in what is being told to one another to convince all these pairs to go on there side. We see that Jacquelyn is worried about what Baylor will do for the reason of past experiences. John and girlfriend have told the other two pairs that they are on each others side, agreeing to go with their plan.

Everything talked and listened from group members was finally put to the test. Unfortunately Kelly was the chosen victim and voted off the Island. From my thoughts I thought it was going to be a strong competitor, only they know what there doing, and so let the games continue.

Episode 4

On the fourth episode we come back with the result that John has been voted off the Island. People in the opposite tribe seem happy and surprisingly his girlfriend mentions that she is fine. If we go back to the text it explains how gender roles have a big part in how you deal with conflict and the different in male and female in reacting to it. In this case it was a female, Julie, meaning that they are more likely to avoid conflict. She spoke peacefully in how she had to focus on her two feet and be with her tribe.

In the next challenge presented to them John goes against his girlfriend and wins the challenge sending her to exile accompanied by Drew. Being in exile Drew finds his inner competitiveness and promises himself to do what it takes in his mind to win the game and throws the next challenge on purpose. He feels as if hes the leader and that his manipulations will help him to reach the top.

Once everyone is back together the girls notice that the boys are in complete confusion of who to vote in, the girls in a way see it as a chance to show that they can possibly change the game by getting rid of a male whose negative towards the team. This shows gender, the girls being underdogs in a way, slowly making a play that can help them out in the long run. Voting comes up and they manage to get Drew voted off the Island, giving the girls a victory.

 

 

 

Episode 3

Conflict and cohesion is written all over the third episode. It begins with affective conflict combined with Procedural conflict, the example being Drew giving up on the idea to contribute to the groups method in strengthening their hut, their living arrangement because of future concerns, storms being one of them. He chose to be lazy and not be a team player, it caused tension and members expressed their feelings.

We then face procedural conflict from a previous alliance formed but results exposed till this episode when Jeremy notices that his wife was no longer in the competition and was voted off the island. The promise was between John and Jeremy which was to protect each others wife, that was not the case in this circumstance. It brought tension and words were expressed. Jeremy expresses his feeling of betrayal from John which in a way back fires for John showing his alliance that he had never mentioned this strategy to them, this allows for others in his tribe to see that he continues to be sneaky and playing behind others backs.

The conflict continues but towards the tribes, back and forth with each other especially during and after one of the challenges. It became physical and aggressive throughout the challenge to the point where it became done on purpose. Affective conflict took a lead and showed more of its meaning while words were exchanged out of anger from John past and beliefs to statements he had previously mentioned as once being an athlete which shocked people in the opposite tribe and they decided to voice their thoughts.

 

Episode 3

Conflict and cohesion is written all over the third episode. It begins with affective conflict combined with Procedural conflict, the example being Drew giving up on the idea to contribute to the groups method in strengthening their hut, their living arrangement because of future concerns, storms being one of them. He chose to be lazy and not be a team player, it caused tension and members expressed their feelings.

We then face procedural conflict from a previous alliance formed but results exposed till this episode when Jeremy notices that his wife was no longer in the competition and was voted off the island. The promise was between John and Jeremy which was to protect each others wife, that was not the case in this circumstance. It brought tension and words were expressed. Jeremy expresses his feeling of betrayal from John which in a way back fires for John showing his alliance that he had never mentioned this strategy to them, this allows for others in his tribe to see that he continues to be sneaky and playing behind others backs.

The conflict continues but towards the tribes, back and forth with each other especially during and after one of the challenges. It became physical and aggressive throughout the challenge to the point where it became done on purpose. Affective conflict took a lead and showed more of its meaning while words were exchanged out of anger from John past and beliefs to statements he had previously mentioned as once being an athlete which shocked people in the opposite tribe and they decided to voice their thoughts.

 

Who Should I Believe?

In the second episode of Survivor we seek for the membership between the tribes as well as the members themselves. We begin to see that both the Coyopa and the Hunahpuh tribe members are forming strong bonds between each other and their actual identities begin to show and become exposed. We also see inclusion. Its shown when a member in the blue team loses a flint making everybody in the tribe in a way look down on him for such an important tool to survive in there situation. He feels the need to feel included and involved and in a way forgiven by his group. Affection also was portrayed, the feeling of being wanted and looked as a higher power in the group, for example when some of the men would lift logs and squat while someone else did pushups.

 

On chapter three it talks about the (FIRO) theory and its 3 common needs being, inclusion, control and affection. An example for these would be Val and how we see that she struggles to feel included as well and on top of that not create friendships but just lies to help her get passed by which ended up getting her kicked out at the end.

 

Three categories are represented such as self centered roles, tasks roles, and maintenance roles which is mainly shown in the Coyopa tribe by Josh who takes part of being in a way part of both sides to remain safe and not a target towards anyone but focusing his strategic plan to reach the top and win.  Josh in a way manipulates and his behavior is portrayed as passive aggressive for example towards baylor. Hes a coordinator and his opinion ends up ruling the team and what they do and who they vote for. His strategy is gaining power and he’s becoming a leader secretly causing for Val to be gone.