Social Roles - Group Cohesiveness – Degree of attraction...

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Social Roles Patterns of behavior expected of people in various social positions (e.g., daughter, mother, teacher, president) Ascribed Role: Assigned to a person or not under personal control Achieved Role: Attained voluntarily or by special effort: teacher, mayor, president Role Conflict: When two or more roles make conflicting demands on behavior and on people Groups Group Structure: Network of roles, communication, pathways, and power in a group
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Unformatted text preview: Group Cohesiveness: – Degree of attraction among group members or their commitment to remaining in the group – Cohesive groups work better together Group Concepts In-Group: – A group with which one identifies Out-Group: – A group with which one does not identify Status: – Level of social power and importance Norm: – Widely accepted but usually unspoken standard of conduct for appropriate behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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