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Occasionally secondary groups can evolve into primary groups

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Occasionally secondary groups can evolve into primary groups, and primary group members can engage in a secondary type relationships (co-workers become close friends and family members conduct a business transaction. Section 2 Other Groups and Networks In-groups— an exclusive group that requires extreme loyalty from its members. They compete with and are hostile to out-groups , out-groups become the “they” to the in-groups “we”. In-groups must have ways of telling who is in and who is out. Boundaries can include: symbols, actions, or a specific place. (color, handshake, hallway). In-group boundaries require intense loyalty and commitment from group members.
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Unformatted text preview: Social Networks – the web of social relationships that join a person to other people and groups. Networks include primary and secondary groups and link us to hundreds of people. (6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, studies on how long to reach a specific person by mail.) Your network is similar to the internet – links connect virtually everyone to everyone else. Social networks are not groups, but they do contain groups. Many contacts in a network are extremely brief. Networks provide a sense of belonging and purpose. They can also offer support (advice), and are extremely helpfully when entering a new reference group. ( University, or job market)....
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