Advocacy Presentation of competing views on a controversial issue. Devil’s Advocate The group member who introduces dissent into decision-make processes. Dialectical Inquiry An advocate who opposes a prevailing opinion—like the Devil’s Advocate—but goes one step further by proposing another opinion or plan of action.
Factors Affecting Group Participation Approachability: Being open to ideas/opinions. Commitment: Willingness to care personally for the group and its members. Participation/Decision-Making Styles: Authoritarian: Leader hands down a decision to the group. Laissez-Faire: Minimal involvement by the leader. Participative: Leader makes decisions with the group.