CHAPTER 6_SYG - CHAPTER 6: SECTION 1 Social Groups o Two or...

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CHAPTER 6: SECTION 1 Social Groups o Two or more people who interact with one another and who share a common identity Family, friends, athletic team, co-workers o Primary Group: A relatively small group of people who engage in intimate face-to- face interaction over an extended period of time o Secondary Group: A usually large, formal, impersonal, & temporary collection of people that pursues a specific goal or activity Classes, volunteer groups, clubs o Members of an in-group share a sense of identity that excludes outsiders Out-groups are people who are viewed & treated negatively because they are seen as having values, beliefs, or other characteristics different from one’s own o Reference Group We don’t have to be members of our reference groups We don’t need interaction with the reference group Bill Gates, the person who makes all A’s o Group Conformity Studies show that most people, especially Americans, are influenced by group pressure Asch’s research illustrated that people will agree with obviously false judgments to be a part of a group
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 2000 taught by Professor Someone during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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CHAPTER 6_SYG - CHAPTER 6: SECTION 1 Social Groups o Two or...

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