2-25-08 - 2_25_08 Chapter 4: Groups and organizations What...

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2_25_08 Chapter 4: Groups and organizations What is a social group? Must have 2 or more people to form group Individuals must identify and interact with one another Often confused with categories or crowds - Category any individual of individuals that share a common status (ascribed or achieved) Individuals do NOT necessarily interact with each other Crowd (social aggregate) – a group of individuals that are spatially of temporally clustered together Ex. Football game, class, ect o May or may not interact, or only portions interact o Come together because of some common interest o Once crowd dissipates the individuals are not likely to hang around with each other o Do have common association o CAN change into social group Season ticket holder that always sit next to each other – started out as a crowd an eventually turn into social group that hangs out Continuous flight delays – share bond, turn into social group Primary and Secondary Groups (one not better, different goals and mentalities)
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