SOCL CH5 - SOCL CH5 Social groups A social group consists...

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SOCL CH5 02/05/2015 Social groups A social group consists of two or more people who interact with one another and who share a common identity EX: family, friends, athletic team ° Primary Group A relatively small group of people who engage intimate ° Secondary group Usually large, formal, impersonal, and a temporary ° In groups and out groups Members of an in-group share a sense of identity that excludes outsiders Out-groups are people who are viewed and treated negatively because they are seen as ° Reference groups People that shape our behavior , values ° Social networks A web of social ties that links an individual to others Networks may be tightly knit and have clear boundaries or large and impersonal with fluid boundaries ° Formal Organization Complex and structured secondary groups deliberately created to achieve specific goals Include voluntary associations and bureaucracies.
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