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Unformatted text preview: individual has membership or belongs. CONCIOUSNESS OF KIND The concept of "Conciousness of Kind" is related to the concept of groups and was introduced by the American sociologist Franklin H. Giddings (Giddings 1906). Conciousness of kind is the concept that human beings have a tendency to join or associate with other people who are perceived of as having similarities to themselves. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY GROUPS One of the most widely utilized concepts of sociological groups is that developed by Charles Horton Cooley (Cooley 1909) of the "primary group". Cooley defines a primary group as Sociological Groups - Lecture Sociology 101 being a "small intimate, face to face association. .." of individuals who share some type of common group identity. Cooley goes on to say that the development of this common group identity lead the members of the primary group to naturally identify themselves as "we or us."...
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