Groups and Formal Organizations

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Groups and Formal Organizations Section 1 – Primary and Secondary Groups Group – composed of people who: Are in regular contact with one another Share some ways of thinking, feeling and behaving Take one another’s behavior into account Have one or more interests or goals in common. Groups tend to draw lines around themselves, creating insiders and outsiders Social category – people who share a social characteristic – high school seniors Social aggregate – people who happen to be in the same place at the same time – people shopping at Target Primary Groups – people who are emotionally close, know one another well, and seek one another’s company They form Primary relationships – relationships that are intimate, personal and caring. Development of primary groups needs
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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.

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