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Chapter Six Notes - October 23 Chapter 6: Groups and...

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October 23 Chapter 6: Groups and Organizations What are Social Groups? Social group: is a cluster of individuals that can relate and interact with each other At least 2 people Category and Crowds (Aggregate): 1) Category: grouped by status, not interaction Middle class income area students 2) Social Aggregate (Crowd): more potential for interaction A group of people come together short term for a common interest Primary and Secondary Groups: 1) Primary group: Small group of people Based on loyalty, support Know everyone Relationships are very close Be in close contact with Long lasting relationships Family 2) Secondary group: More people Know most of people Not very close ties Based on getting a task done People you work with 3) Transformation of secondary groups: length of time can transform can secondary to a primary 4) Society and primary groups: Pre-industrial: primary groups most important Studies of Group Conformity: 1) The Ash Study 2) Milgram’s Research 3) Janis’ Research Studies show that people will do almost do anything to conform, fit in Group conformity is in every group Reference Groups:
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1) Reference Group: any group that you look back to as a point of reference
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