Unit 2.6 Groups & Organization - Social Groups Groups...

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Social GroupsGroups, Aggregates, and CategoriesSocial group:collection of two or more people who interact frequently with one another, share a sense of belonging, and have a feeling of interdependenceAggregate:a collection of people who happen to be in the same place at the same time but share little else in commonEX: shoppers in a storeCategory:a number of people who may never have met one another but share a similar characteristicEducation level, age, race, genderTypes of GroupsCharles Cooley- 1909-1963Primary group:small, less specialized group where members engage in face-to-face, emotion-based interactions over an extended period of timeEx: significant othersSecondary group:larger, more specialized group where members engage in more impersonal, goal-oriented relationships for a limited period of timeWilliam Sumner- 1906-1959Ingroup:a group a person belongs and where the person feels a sense of identityOutgroup:

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