Two key concepts I learned in psychology this year are the diffusion of responsibility and social loafing. I believe they will prove to be the most helpful for me in the coming years as I am planning on entering the business field where there is needed constant collaboration with others. Furthermore, throughout my time at Carlson I will be presented with numerous team projects. I believe reading chapter 13 on social psychology about the diffusion of responsibility and social responsibility will help me make the teams in which I will be involved in more productive and successful. It made me more aware of the downfalls of teams and will discourage me to allow myself to fall victim to both of these phenomena. It will also help me to prevent others from doing the same. After reading the book I learned that there are a few things we can do to lessen the chance of our teams from falling into these "traps." One is to designate roles for all team members. This will keep them involved and engaged in the group activities and will help them focus on team goals. I also learned that when you need to formulate ideas within a group, it is best to first instruct all team members to come up with a few ideas on their own. Then bring the group together and share the ideas of each individual and build off of them. If a team simply meets to brainstorm ideas all together, group members will not come up with as many successful ideas. They may also be timid and withhold a few of their good ideas or they may just simply not even form any ideas, become a social loafer and allow all the others to do the work, hurting their team in the process.