Lecture 11 Groups

Lecture 11 Groups - committed suicide Jonestown Massacre...

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Please turn off your phone Lecture on 5 today and Wednesday. For lab Read: Markels – Power to the People and Ritzer – McDonalidization BRING PARADIGM READER TO LAB THUR/FRI Give me an example of something that is socially constructed.
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Culture Institutions Organizations Groups Individuals Macro Micro
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Chapter 5 Groups and Organizations A GROUP IS DEFINED AS (1) TWO OR MORE PEOPLE, (2) WHO INDENTIFY, AND (3) INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER A GROUP IS DEFINED AS (1) 2+ PEOPLE, (2) WHO INDENTIFY, AND (3) INTERACT Groups can provide: (1) Identity (2) Support (3) Goals Sociologists are interested in how groups affect individual behavior
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1. GROUP CONFORMITY March 23 to March 26 1997, 39 members of a cult-like religious group called Heaven's Gate
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Unformatted text preview: committed suicide Jonestown Massacre Over 800 Commit Suicide Together 1. GROUP CONFORMITY Jonestown Massacre Kitty Genovese Some of her neighbors witnessed at least one of her killer's attacks but had neither come to her aid nor called the police 1. GROUP CONFORMITY Jonestown Massacre Kitty Genovese Why? 1. GROUP CONFORMITY A. ASCH’S RESEARCH – COMPROMISING OUR OWN JUDGMENTS 2. MILGRAM’S RESEARCH FOLLOWING GROUP ORDERS B. L atane and Darley -- Bystander Effect 2. Group Decision Making Advantages of groups: More knowledge, viewpoints, checks Disadvantages -- GROUP THINK pg 124 1. Under what circumstances is GROUPTHINK most likely to arise? 2. How to avoid GROUP THINK?...
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