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Dyad o An interaction between two people. Triad o When you add a third person. Now your focus is not just on one other person. Now you have to change your “show” a little bit because it is being put on in front of two people. Sometimes you have shifting terms when one person will interact with just one of the people in the triad for a time being. Anytime you add more people it changes the interaction. Groups o People connected to each other in some way and interact more than once. Primary Groups - people who are closest to us (immediate family, closet friends). Small size - there is only a limited amount of people you can be that close to Affective Bonds - they have an emotional connection to each other. Long-lasting relationships - they last for decades or a lifetime. Diffuse Interaction - diffuse means its spread out. It is not focused on one single activity. Secondary Groups - involve people who are not so close. We are still friendly towards them and react with them on a regular basis. We tend to be just acquaintances. Larger size -They tend to be of a larger size (LSU students) Brief, specific interaction - we get together with them for very specific reasons. Their usually not included in your plans for night, and when you leave school (or the place you usually see them) you usually don’t interact with them anymore. Instrumental bonds - your co-workers at work, you’re there for a purpose to get a certain job done. Reference groups - groups we use as a standard of evaluation. We look at them to see how we measure up. We can also use them for negative evaluation. Sometimes you say “well I’m not the best person, but at least I’m not like them over there”. There are cases when we can use our own references, but more often they involve groups we don’t belong to. They are groups you look at saying I should or shouldn’t be like them. Not Groups o Crowds - they are large numbers of people. They come to a specific place for a specific purpose (people watching an LSU football game). o Aggregates - these are people who come to a specific place but they come there for a variety of different reasons (people at a shopping mall).
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o Social Categories -baby boomers, the elderly, teenagers, we think that tells us something about these people. That they share a certain characteristic. Most of them don’t know the others in this category and their lives are quite disconnected. Usually there is a whole lot more difference between people then things they have in common. Exchange theory o When considering a course of action we will look at the expected benefits and weigh them against the cost and risks. If we think the benefits will outweigh the risk then we will engage and if the costs are too high then we won’t engage. We also do this when deciding if we should join a group. We don’t have a choice when we are involved in groups like your family.Informal groups, like friendships, groups you expect to get benefits.This also involves cost of time. You have to spend time
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