|1.||Try harder to influence other group members 80|
|2.||Be more open to influence by the other members 81|
|3.||Be more willing to listen to others 82 and more accepting of others 83|
|4.||Experience greater security and relief from tension in the group 84|
|5.||Participate more readily in meetings 85|
|6.||Self-disclose more 86|
|7.||Protect the group norms and exert more pressure on individuals deviating from the norms 87|
|8.||Be less susceptible to disruption as a group when a member terminates membership. 88*|
By definition, cohesiveness refers to the attraction that members have for their group and for the other members. The members of a cohesive group are accepting of one another, supportive, and inclined to form meaningful relationships in the group. Cohesiveness seems to be a significant factor in successful group therapy outcome. In conditions of acceptance and understanding, patients will be more inclined to express and explore themselves, to become____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy. Edition: 4th. Contributors: Irvin D. Yalom - Author. Publisher: Basic Books. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 67.
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