MODULE_2_EXAMS - MODULE 2 BY BENNET AMOAH MAY 3 2020...

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MODULE 2 BY BENNET AMOAH MAY 3, 2020 Question 1 The primary, most powerful and simple way to identify oneself is through interactions, such as friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers. These interactions have different meanings to people. The way one sees one thing may be different from how others see it. Several sociologists have researched into the nature and impact of these interactions to social identification. George Simmel, a german sociologist and a philosopher explored his work on human interaction and the impact the number of people in a group have on social interaction. In his studies, he identified the meaning of dyad and triad. He compared these two to how we live with others, communicating with others and how it shapes us in the society. Dyad according to him is the most basic form of human interaction. It involves two people. These can be seen in a relationship or couples. A triad is adding another person to the group to form or create human interaction. This is three people in a group. Adding one more person to dyad creates a coalition between the group compared to just two people. Communication is better in dyad than triad especially with emotions. Simmel identified that in traid there was a wide variety of human interaction compared to dyad. Sociologists like Bibb latane and John darley, sociologists in the 1960’s who also became interested in the study of seize of groups and human interaction came up with a phenomenon called social loafing. Social loafing is the phenomenon where a person exerts less efforts to achieve a goal when working in a group than to working alone. This situation occurs when one is lazy, when he or she lacks understanding of individual contributions, unchallenging tasks, low personal satisfaction and lack of unity in the group. Latane and Darley’s case study about the stabbed woman in New York city in 1964 suggest that 38 residents were in close proximity when the incident occured. They heard loud screaming but nobody responded to the incident. In their conclusion they believed that someone else would respond. In Other words the larger the group, the less likely each member in
the group will feel for what may have occurred in the midst. Question 2 George Herbert Mead an American sociologist, a philosopher who is often credited with being a forerunner of a particular school of sociology that is now called “symbolic interactionism” three
identities to describe social identity. Symbolic interactionism also focuses on human interaction and how it shapes human identity. It sees these interactions into smaller groups and larger groups and

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