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PSYC 2310
Saba Safdar

October 18, 2012  Most of what we do is in groups and units What is a group?  A group exists when two or more people define themselves as member s of it and when its existence is recognised by at least one other  Needs to be recognized by another group who is not member of the group o Other people need to validate the existence o For sense of identity  Ie. Gay movement – they wanted majority of society to recognize them and see that it is important Group Elements  Some cultural elements in conceptualisation of a group: o Common goal o Social structure o Face to face (or some form of) interaction o Self categorisation Basic Group Processes  Individualist (perspective or researchers) o Different from individualist society o Nothing more to a group than the people who are part of the group o We need psychology of individual, they don’t study group  Collectivistic o There is something more to a group than just the people who compromise it o Something we cannot study when the individual is by them self o You have to study it in a group o Group has qualities that individualist do not Group Structure  Norms o Norms are ways of specifying what are acceptable or unacceptable attitudes and behaviours of group members  Functions of norms o For individuals: norms are frame of reference to interpret the world, provides predictability, and useful in novel situations o For group: norms serves as social regulation that helps the group runs smoothly and enhance group identity o General norms  More margin of violation  We can be unique, it’s okay to break the norms a little bit (ie. Fashion)  The margin only extends to a point and then they get punished o Central norms  The margin of deviation is very narrow  We don’t want people to violate these norms Group Socialization  Three processes of group socialization o Evaluation o Commitment o Role transition  How your role inside a group shifts  Relationship of group and the individual Individual Group Relation  Group socialization have some assumptions: o Group exists over time and individ
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