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York University
SOCI 2510
David Ellis

Chapter 7 Groups and OrganizationsNovember 26 2009social groups cluster of people with whom we interact in our daily livessocial group two or more people who identify and interact with one anotherhuman beings come together in couples families circles of friends churches clubs businesses neighbourhoods and large organizationswhatever its form a group is made up of people with shared experiences loyalties and interestsPrimary group is a small social group whose members share personal and lasting relationships People spend a great deal of time together engage in a wide range of activities and feel that they know one another pretty wellthey show real concern for one anothereg familymost important primary group for every societyare amongst the first groups we experience in lifepersonal orientationmembers of a primary group also tend to view each other as unique and irreplaceableSecondary group is a large and impersonal social group whose members pursue a specific goal or activitythey involve weak emotional ties and little personal knowledge of one anothermost of them are shortterm beginning and ending without particular significanceeg students who interact with eachother but may not see eachother after the semester endsinvolve many more people than primary groupstime may transform a group from secondary to primary groupsgoal orientation
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