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SSP1: Introduction to Sociology Ziad Munson Spring 2007 munson@lehigh.edu
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If {image} , then {image} If you had been stationed at Abu Graib prison in Iraq in 2003, how likely do you think you would have been to torture prisoners? a. Very likely b. Somewhat likely c. Unsure d. Somewhat unlikely e. Very unlikely
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Chapter 5 Groups and Organizations
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Types of Groups Dyad Triad Primary group Secondary group
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If {image} , then {image} GSS Question Not counting people at work or family at home, about how many other friends or relatives do you keep in contact with at least once a year? a. None b. 1-9 c. 10 and up
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GSS National Data Education Not a High School Graduate High School Graduate College Education a) None 2.9% 1.6% 0.8% b) 1-9 43.3 32.7 22.9 c) 10 and up 53.9 65.7 76.3
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Asch Conformity Experiment 1/3 to 1/2 of the subjects make a judgment contrary to objective fact and in conformity with the group.
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Unformatted text preview: The Iraqi Prisoners at Abu Graib: Research Predicts Reality? In the spring of 2004, it was revealed that American soldiers who were military police guards at Abu Graib prison in Iraq engaged in severe torture of Iraqi prisoners of war. The guards claimed they were following orders directly given or indirectly assumed. Milgram studies suggest that many ordinary soldiers would engage torture if they believed they were under orders to do so, or that they would not be punished. For Wednesday: Textbook: finish chapter 5 (pp.137-147). Reader: chapter 17 Homework (due before your recitation Thursday/Friday): complete the Researching Society with MicroCase Online exercise at end of chapter 5 (p.146). SSP1: Introduction to Sociology Ziad Munson Spring 2007 munson@lehigh.edu...
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