lecture six - Role conflict happens in everyone. Dog vs....

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Role conflict happens in everyone. Dog vs. job/working mothers Democracy in America, French writer studied the prison system. The great American paradox Americans are the most individually oriented cultures in the world, but we form groups like no one else. (Distinct to US.) 1. Social Groups a. Primary groups: small groups with extended contact and high emotional attachments. Ex. Family b. Secondary groups: more impersonal groups established for specific tasks with structured and specific roles. Ex. Study group / research group c. Sum > Parts – a group is better than an individual d. The functions of groups: social support, sense of self, sense of security, social interaction i. Leads to reference groups. We judge ourselves by how we feel others see us. Cooley – looking glass self? – idea that everyone is slightly self conscious. Imagine the judgment of others. Develop ourselves in the judgment of others. Unique to humans, waxes and wanes throughout lifetime. Social Groups: a set of people who interact more or less regularly with one another, and who are
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