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4) Participating in the blogs made me stronger in voicing my thoughts and opinions about that weeks topic.

5) By being more in depth, in my blogs every week shows that I understand the topics and I can define them within the game.

6) I liked how I got to see other people’s opinions and ideas.

7) I did not like that some weeks didn’t fit the topic of that particular week’s lesson

8) I prefer doing these survive blogs and make sure that you define and connect the definitions to the show.

Group Motivation

One of the group motivators I saw in this weeks episode was when Reed gave up his winning award to Missy, who hasn’t won an award yet. I believe he did this to satisfy her need of real food, which is one of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  He also used this as a way to persuade her in voting off Jon or Keith.

Another thing I saw this week is again with Reed; He has to have a sense of progress in order to feel strong or the alpha male within the tribe. However, if Reed feels a sense of change within the group he tends to panic and tries to persuade others to be on his side.

Finally we all know from the very start that the tribes were playing Extrinsic Rewards such as; Money, real food, and immunity (the idol, neckless, and hidden idols). They are focused on getting their rewards that some don’t think realistically that they vote off the wrong person or want to have revenge on others who are just trying to survive. In the end Wes was voted off the island, only because Jon and his father Keith played their hidden immunity idols. If they didn’t play those idols then Jon would have left, and if Jon played the idol but Keith didn’t then Keith would of been sent home.

Group leadership

True group leadership was shown in the award challenge. Natalie and Jeremy and their team won the challenge, but when it can to get the their award Natalie and Jeremy spoke up and gave their award to John and Jaclyn. They didn’t have to do that but they did and that shows great group leadership because John and Jaclyn both work hard in the group but haven’t been able to win an award challenge since the merge. Knowing that they work super hard in the group Natalie and John wanted to show their appreciation by giving them their award.

John and Jaclyn became leaders by power. They stuck together to show that they work together as a couple and as a team. They make decisions together which made them the leaders of the group. They are able to convince the other players to vote Jeremy off the show by telling them that he is the biggest threat in the group and taking him out now would be their biggest and best play right now.

When it came time to the immunity challenge Baylor won immunity. Jeremy was voted off because he showed lack of trust and the biggest threat within the group, because that is what John and Jaclyn told them, which caused the group to vote Jeremy off.

Power of Authority

The team was split into two when it came to the award challenge. Again it was Jeremy’s team vs. Josh’s team. In the end josh’s team lost and was sent back with nothing. While Jeremy’s team won a taco bar with beer and ice cold drinks. The main problem- solving reality in this game was power. The power here is negative which is putting a knife in between the tribe. They are trying to persuade people to be on their team by bashing the other guy.

Making rational decision making was smart on the winning team because they put the one person who was the biggest threat to the entire tribe and that was John. However, what no one knew was that while on exile island John found an immunity idol, which is huge game changer for him.

When the team was split into two Josh wanted to talk to his team that lost, that way he can get the target off his back and send Jeremy packing home. However, in the immunity challenge it was Jeremy who won immunity and can not be sent home. So the power of decision making had to change when it came to voting someone out.

In the end the authority is left once again in John and Jaclyn hands, but who are they going to vote off? In the end John and Jaclyn decided to vote Josh out which changed up the game completely.

A Million Dollar Walk

In this weeks episode the two teams finally merge into one team and it is every man for themselves. Which means no one is safe! Old alliances face the new alliances which question where people stand within the tribe.

Some of the nonverbal communication I saw this week was mostly with the team members eyes. Their eyes tend to get really wide or really narrow when someone is talking them and as the person is speaking to them they are thinking of which alliance to go with. Julie on the other hand wasn’t communicating at all, she was avoiding the entire tribe as well as hoarding food and then lying about no having anything to eat.

There was also some body language that people were giving to others. For example; Josh and Jeremy they hate each other and they are both trying to get two alliances together in order to get the other man out; and when they walk passed each other their body language changes as if they are trying to show that they are both the “chef” of the tribe and that the other man must go.

In the end Julie decided to leave the game. After three long exhausting weeks of being away from her loved ones she finally cracked. She went behind everyones backs and told the host of the games that she was done and is giving up on the Million dollars. With  Julie’s volunteer of leaving the show there was no tribal council that night which saved someone from going home.

Listening within the Tribes

In the reward challenge Hunahpu wins again with a big reward with actual food; such as skewers with real meat or chicken and veggies to eat.

Hunahpu won the Immunity challenge because they listened to each other which ended up getting them the win. They supported each other the whole way through the immunity challenge and talked to each other. They fell behind at one point of the challenge, but they didn’t falter. They kept listening to one other and ended up coming from behind winning the game.

Coyopa on the other ended up losing once again. However; they too played the immunity challenge really well. They listened to one another which ended up putting them in the lead at one point, but they still couldn’t beat the Hunahpu tribe. They played hard and worked together beautifully by supporting and listening to one another, but still wanted to win.

In the end there was one person who wasn’t truly listening to his other teammates and that was Dale which ended up sending him home.

Episode 4

Tonights episode had quite a turn!

Tonight they decided to change up the teams the blue team had all singles except for one couple and the yellow team is all couples and one single. In class today we talked about diversity and how important it was to have diversity in groups, this episode truly explained why diversity is strongly needed in order to have a good team to survive.

In the one challenge they had it was pretty much couples verses the singles and it was truly a game changer for everyone and rude awaking for the couples.

The blue team is the team of singles and they won the challenge with a huge lead. They won the challenge before the yellow team was able to start playing the game. They were able to win because they were able to come together in the time they had to get to know each other and become a team. They learned who their new player were and what they brought back to the table. They came together and won as a true, strong tribe.

The yellow team however fell apart. The team with all the couples weren’t able to come together and work as a team. They didn’t take the time to get to know each other as a team. They all went their separate ways and when they divided they fell.

Diversity was definitely shown in this episode and it proved tonight that diversity is needed to be a strong and successful team.

Blue Team lost due to Drew

In this weeks episode Yellow team finally won their first challenge was safe from going to tribal council. They actually worked together and cheered each other on and with out John in their tribe seems to have less drama and fights within their tribe. So taking out John really did help them out in the end. BUT! Did they really win because they came together? Maybe… or Maybe not.

The blue team lost their first challenge this week, however they didn’t deserve to lose because Drew threw away the game because he wanted to go  to tribal council to take out Kellie. There was much conflict between the girls and Drew, Drew thought he could control the tribe by throwing away the game and taking out the girls one at a time making it an all mans game. The men were all over the place when it came to choosing who to take out, but the women knew exactly who they wanted to take out and that was Drew. Drew was confident that he wasn’t going home this week and when his name was called five times he was voted out, sending him home.

I think now that the Blue team went to tribal council they know what type of team they are and what they needed to do in order to make thing fair and that was sending Drew home. Drew never pulled his load and wanted to sleep all day. When it came to the games he did his part but them he was done thinking that was all he needed to do. In the end I believe sending him home was a good thing. Now maybe the games could be won fairly.

Blue Team lost due to Drew

In this weeks episode Yellow team finally won their first challenge was safe from going to tribal council. They actually worked together and cheered each other on and with out John in their tribe seems to have less drama and fights within their tribe. So taking out John really did help them out in the end. BUT! Did they really win because they came together? Maybe… or Maybe not.

The blue team lost their first challenge this week, however they didn’t deserve to lose because Drew threw away the game because he wanted to go  to tribal council to take out Kellie. There was much conflict between the girls and Drew, Drew thought he could control the tribe by throwing away the game and taking out the girls one at a time making it an all mans game. The men were all over the place when it came to choosing who to take out, but the women knew exactly who they wanted to take out and that was Drew. Drew was confident that he wasn’t going home this week and when his name was called five times he was voted out, sending him home.

I think now that the Blue team went to tribal council they know what type of team they are and what they needed to do in order to make thing fair and that was sending Drew home. Drew never pulled his load and wanted to sleep all day. When it came to the games he did his part but them he was done thinking that was all he needed to do. In the end I believe sending him home was a good thing. Now maybe the games could be won fairly.

Blue Team lost due to Drew

In this weeks episode Yellow team finally won their first challenge was safe from going to tribal council. They actually worked together and cheered each other on and with out John in their tribe seems to have less drama and fights within their tribe. So taking out John really did help them out in the end. BUT! Did they really win because they came together? Maybe… or Maybe not.

The blue team lost their first challenge this week, however they didn’t deserve to lose because Drew threw away the game because he wanted to go  to tribal council to take out Kellie. There was much conflict between the girls and Drew, Drew thought he could control the tribe by throwing away the game and taking out the girls one at a time making it an all mans game. The men were all over the place when it came to choosing who to take out, but the women knew exactly who they wanted to take out and that was Drew. Drew was confident that he wasn’t going home this week and when his name was called five times he was voted out, sending him home.

I think now that the Blue team went to tribal council they know what type of team they are and what they needed to do in order to make thing fair and that was sending Drew home. Drew never pulled his load and wanted to sleep all day. When it came to the games he did his part but them he was done thinking that was all he needed to do. In the end I believe sending him home was a good thing. Now maybe the games could be won fairly.