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Unformatted text preview: 3.24.3 Chapter 5 – Social Groups and Formal Organization I) Social Group – 2 or more people who have a common identity, unity, share goals and have expectations about each other’s behavior a. A Group Is : i. Those who interact and communicate with each other ii. Those share goals and norms iii. Those who possess a subjective awareness of themselves as a distinct social unit, a “we” b. Non-groups Within Society : i. Aggregates – individuals only temporarily share the same physical space ii. Categories – people who share similar characteristics c. The Power of Social Groups i. Groups can affect the probability of suicide, the closer and more emotionally interconnected the group, the lower the probability of suicide ii. Groups can affect perceptions iii. Groups can affect health and life iv. Groups can affect behavior II) Primary Group – relatively small group that has intimate relations within it and a strong sense of group identity i. Producing a Mirror Within : 1. Primary groups offer us acceptance which boosts self-esteem...
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- Spring '03
- Sociology, Sociological terms, primary group, Primary and secondary groups