The ways in which human conduct becomes socially organized - observed regularities in the behavior of people that are due to the social conditions in which they find themselves psychological characteristics as individuals rather than to their physiological or. A collection of individuals who happen to be at the same place at the same time. A collection of people who, because of sustained interaction have evolved a common structure and culture. When the actions of one person affect another person. Criteria for judging what is appropriate, correct, moral, and important also emerge. Group members have of individuals occupying the various positions within the group. Important norms, the violation of which results in severe punishment. The arrangement of people in order of importance. A status that has exceptional significance for social identity. The behavioral expectations and requirements attached to a position in a social organization. An organization created through enduring and patterned interaction.