Unformatted text preview: : Small size – it is hard for large groups to develop close ties Face to face contact – nonverbal communication, tone of voice, and touch are important Continuous contact – contact needs to be repeated Proper social environment – casual daily contact will probably not lead to a primary group Functions of primary groups: Emotional support – keeps you going when times are tough Socialization – teaches how to participate in society Encourage conformity – to stay in the group people must follow the rules (Mean Girls, gangs, teams) Secondary Groups – impersonal, goal oriented groups that are formed to accomplish a specific purpose . Members participate impersonally, with only a limited part of their personality...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10