Socy 101 .. - Socy 101 Test 2 Chapter 5 pgs 111 130 Groups...

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Socy 101 – Test 2 Chapter 5 – pgs 111 - 130 Groups – people who think of themselves as belonging together and who interact with one another Aggregate – consists of people who temporarily share the same physical space but who do not see themselves as belonging together Category – consist of people who share similar characteristics Primary groups – a group characterized by intimate, long-term, face-to-face association and co-operation. They give us an identity, a feeling of who we are Secondary groups – are larger, more anonymous, more formal, and more impersonal. They are based on some common interest or activity, and their members are likely to interact on the basis of specific status, such as president, manager, worker, or student. Voluntary association – a group made of volunteers who organize on the basis of some mutual interest. The iron law of oligarchy – Robert Michel’s; term for the tendency of formal organizations to be dominated by a small self-perpetuating elite In-groups – groups toward which we feel loyalty Out-groups – groups toward which we feel antagonism Reference groups – the groups we refer to when we evaluate ourselves Social network – refers to people who are linked to one another. Includes your family, friends, acquaintances, people at work and school, and even “friends of friends” Clique –clusters within a group, or its internal factions Electronic community – individuals who regularly interact with one another on the
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Socy 101 .. - Socy 101 Test 2 Chapter 5 pgs 111 130 Groups...

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