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CHAPTER 6:GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND INSTITUTIONS
SOCIAL GROUPS
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1Examples:families and close friendsA 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
1Examples:classes, work groups and volunteer organizationsA 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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ApplicationIdentify each as a primary or secondary group:A romantically involved coupleA chemistry lab groupA labor unionThree women who have been friends since high school
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DiscussionWhat are the benefits of in-groups?What are the potential problems with in-groups?1
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.1Examples: nursing students who have a reference group of nursesReference Group
Group conformityStudies show that most people are influenced by group pressure.

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