Social Groups and Organizations

Social Groups and Organizations - Social Groups and...

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Social Groups and Organizations Groups, Aggregates, and Categories A group consists of two or more people who interact over time, have a sense of identity and belonging, and have norms that make them act differently from nonmembers. An aggregrate is a collection of people who just happen to be in the same place at the same time. A category is a collection of people who share a particular characteristic. They do not necessarily interact with one another and have nothing else in common. Group Classifications Primary groups tend to be small and are characterized by emotional intimacy among members. Secondary groups tend to be larger and meet primarily for the purpose of accomplishing some kind of task. An in-group is a group to which we belong and to which we feel a sense of loyalty. An out-group is a one to which we don’t belong and to which we don’t feel a sense of loyalty. For purposes of self-evaluation, people often turn to
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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