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CHAPTER 6: GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND INSTITUTIONS
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SOCIAL GROUPS A social group consists of two or more people who interact with one another and who share a common identity. Examples: family, friends, athletic team 1
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1 Examples: families and close friends A primary group is a relatively small group of people who engage in intimate face-to-face interaction over an extended period of time. Primary Group
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1 Examples: classes, work groups and volunteer organizations A secondary group is usually large, formal, impersonal, and a temporary collection of people that pursues a specific goal or activity. Secondary Group
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Application Identify each as a primary or secondary group: A romantically involved couple A chemistry lab group A labor union Three women who have been friends since high school
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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 having values, beliefs, or other characteristics different from one's own. 1
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Discussion What are the benefits of in-groups? What are the potential problems with in-groups? 1
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A reference group is a group of people that shape our behavior, values, and attitudes. We do not have to be members of our reference groups. 1
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