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Chapter 7 - Groups and Organisations - Chapter 7 pp.147-169.doc

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC100H5
Professor
Suzanne Casimiro
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 7: Groups & Organizations 29092010 16:29:00 Chapter Overview: This chapter analyzes social groups, highlighting the differences between them. What are social groups? Social Groups - Two or more people who identify and interact with one another Primary Groups - A small social group whose members share personal and lasting relationships Cooley called this type of group primary because they: *Are the first groups we experience *Shape attitudes, behaviour, and identity *Provide economic and other assistance *Are bound by emotion and loyalty Secondary Groups - Large and impersonal groups whose members pursue a specific goal or activity Characteristics: *Weak emotional ties *Little personal knowledge of each other *People look to one another strategically (for what they can do for one another) *Part of a secondary group could turn itself into a primary group Group Leadership - *Important element of group dynamics is LEADERSHIP *Small circles of friends may have no leader at all *However large secondary groups place leaders in a formal chain of command SUMMING UP www.notesolution.com
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