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Types of Social Interaction

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Types of Social Interaction Five types of Social Interaction 1. Cooperation – interaction where individuals or groups combine their efforts to reach a goal. Cooperation is needed when resources are limited. 2. Conflict – groups or individuals that work against one another for a larger share of a reward. Sometimes beating the opponent becomes more important than winning the prize . Social benefits – promotes cooperation and unity within opposing groups Attention may be drawn to social inequalities – Civil rights struggle Conflict can change norms, beliefs and values. (student protests in the 60’s and 70’s) 3. Social Exchange – social interaction where one person voluntarily does something for another, expecting to get something in return. People are obligated to return the favor – the basis
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Unformatted text preview: for exchange is reciprocity. You must do for others what they do for you. 4. Coercion – social interaction where individuals or groups are forced to give in to the will of others. Coercion is the opposite of social exchange. Domination is the central element. Social pressure is a common form of coercion – ridicule, rejection, withdrawal of affection or denial of recognition. 5. Conformity – behavior that matches group expectations. Without conformity there could be no culture or social structure. People will often deny their own senses to avoid disagreeing with majority opinion. (Asch test of three lines). Groupthink – pressure towards uniformity discourages members from expressing their concern about group decisions. (Bay of Pigs, space shuttle Challenger)...
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