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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4: Social groups and
formal organizations Social groups
“two or more people who are bound
together in relatively stable patterns of
social interaction and who share a
feeling of unity.” Social Groups
Formal vs. informal
“Street Corner Society”, Whyte
Primary vs. secondary TXT
In-group vs. out-group TXT
“Robber’s Cave Experiment”, Sherif TXT Sherif
The Robber’s Cave Experiment
a. Intergroup hostility How to Build Intergroup Cooperation?
5. Contact? 6. Common goals Social groups TXT
Comparative The size of groups TXT
5-person groups Why Do People Form Groups?
1. Instrumental ties/bonds 2. Expressive ties/bonds Leadership in Groups TXT
Expressive leaders Social Dilemmas
Tragedy of the Commons Groupthink Syndrome...
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- Fall '07