Soc 100 Week 6 Study Guide - Week 6 Study Guide What is a...

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Week 6 Study Guide What is a group ? A group is any number of people with similar norms, values, and expectations who interact with each other on a regular basis. What is the difference between primary and secondary groups ? Primary Group—A group that has intimate contact with one another Secondary Group—A formal and impersonal group with little social intimacy and Understanding. What is the difference between and in-group and an out-group ? In-group—A group in which you feel like you belong, depends on perception of the individual. Out-group—A group in which you feel like you don’t belong EXAMPLE: High school creates various clicks that serve as in and out groups. What is a reference group ? A reference group is a group of people that you compare yourself to and enforce the standards of behavior. What is a small group ? A group that is small enough so its members can interact simultaneously. Triad— by adding people to a small group it can change the group dynamic What are coalitions ? Coalitions are temporary or permanent alliances where participants are geared toward a common goal. What is groupthink ? Groupthink is uncritical acceptance to a prevailing viewpoint. -Members will feel pressured to conform -Often necessary to bring in an impartial observer to analyze dynamics of the group. What is a formal organization
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