Groups and organizations

Groups and organizations - Groups and organizations Social...

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Groups and organizations Social group : 2 or more people who interact with each other. Ex) Family, couples, church groups, clubs, etc… They tend to have experience and interests in common and tend to also have a loyalty factor towards one another. Some groups are not social groups, some are categories. Category: a group who shares a certain status Crowd: a group of people who happen to be in the same place at the same time but who have very little else in common. 2 Basic types of groups: Primary groups: tend to be small, close-nit, long lasting, and spend a lot of time together. Members also see other members as irreplaceable Secondary groups: Large groups, impersonal, formed to accomplish a goal/task, and have very little emotional ties. Secondary groups can transform into a primary group by: Spending a significant amount of time together A significant event happens Group conformity: group puts a lot of pressure on members Confederate: a member of the experiment who knows the experiment (on the inside)
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Gott during the Fall '07 term at Wisc Stout.

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