Exam 1 Study Guide
Ridgeway: An Introduction to Small Groups
In this class, we are going to partake in a sociological investigation of small groups.
What are small groups?
o A small group is a collection of people who meet more or less regularly in face
Exam 2 Study Guide
Homans: Social Behavior: Its Elementary Forms
Homans was a professor at Harvard
He is considered to be one of the founders of social exchange theory
He relies on principles of exchange to build a theory of distributive justice
Exam 3 Study Guide
Legitimacy and Authority
Scholars and thinkers traditionally emphasized its role in political stability, but there has
been a recent movement to try to understand the role of legitimacy more generally.
Motivating questions include: Wh