Groups and Organizations - Social Group 2 or more people...

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Social Group 2 or more people who interact as part of something larger Group does not equal category Category is gender, race, etc., that does not form a bond or tie to another in the category. Primary Groups small, personal, “we” such as a family Secondary Groups larger, less personal, goal oriented, has weak ties Formal, polite, expect a return for the relationship Instrumental for the completion of a task Leader ship Expressive for the well-being of the group Styles: Laissez-Faire – not a lot of guidance, allows others to do as they please, Authoritative – personally makes decisions, wants others to obey, appreciated in crisis when decisions need to be made quickly Democratic – more expressive, point of including everyone, less successful in crisis, and draw on all members for creative solution Conformity – fitting in provides a feeling of belonging, but group(peer) pressure can be dangerous Asch’s Research on conformity – Individual subject in room of people in on the research. Had to compare lines, non-
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