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Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
Types Of Social Groups Powerpoint
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  • 1. Types of Social Groups
  • 2. <ul><li>A Social Group is formed when 2 or more people are in the same physical location and aware of one another’s presence. </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>A Transitory Group is when several people happen to be in the same place at the same time but who may never be again. Their interaction is minimal. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: people crossing the street at the same time at the same intersection; people getting onto the same elevator; people waiting in line at the checkout at CVS </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>A Recurrent Group is one that meets regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: the field hockey team; an annual family gathering; a monthly AA meeting </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>A Formal Group is one that has rules and regulations, scheduled meeting times, official roles assigned to members (such as treasurer, coach, etc.), official membership list, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Spanish club; Congress; Sociology class </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>An Informal Group lacks the formality of the formal group. There may be unwritten rules, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: a group of friends; a family; commuters sharing a bus </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>An In-Group is simply any group someone belongs to and feels emotional attachment to the members. </li></ul><ul><li>An Out-Group is one that someone doesn’t belong to and feels competition and/or hatred towards. These two are different for each individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of the above: rival gangs, rival teams or their fans; cliques at school </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Group members differ in the ways they interact with one another as well. This determines whether a group is Primary or Secondary. These differ in the following ways. </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Emotional Intensity: </li></ul><ul><li>Primary: Strong emotional attachment among members, love </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary: Little emotion felt among members toward one another </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Scope </li></ul><ul><li>Primary: An individual’s entire personality is important to the group. </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary: Only a small piece of an individual’s personality is important to the group. Can they do the job assigned? </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Particularism/ Universalism </li></ul><ul><li>Primary : Each individual is important to the group. The group is particular about who can be a member </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary: Membership is open to all </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Primary: very informal. Members feel relaxed around one another </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary: formal. Rules exist to explain how and when interaction takes place </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>Primary: goal is simply to enjoy one another’s company </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary: the group meets for a specific reason. Members may have little in common beyond the reason for the group’s existence </li></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Rules &amp; Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Primary: Rules may be understood rather than written down and are very flexible. Punishments for breaking them are also flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary: Rules are formalized and each member must follow the same rules. Punishments also are applied in a standard way for all members. </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Discuss how these characteristics apply to a family (a Primary Group relationship) and a group of co-workers at Wendy’s (a Secondary Group Relationship) </li></ul>
  • 16. <ul><li>Membership in these groups overlap. A group could be recurrent, formal and secondary (student council). It might also be recurrent, informal and primary (a dating couple). Members might belong to a formal group (co-workers on the job) but form informal groups (co-workers who become friends or even begin dating each other). They might interact in a primary and secondary way with differing members of the same group. </li></ul>
  • 17. <ul><li>Work in groups and develop a unique example of each of the following combinations: </li></ul><ul><li>Recurrent, informal, secondary </li></ul><ul><li>Recurrent, formal, secondary </li></ul><ul><li>Recurrent, informal primary </li></ul><ul><li>Recurrent, formal, primary </li></ul><ul><li>Transitory, informal, secondary </li></ul><ul><li>In-group </li></ul><ul><li>Out-group </li></ul><ul><li>Do not repeat the examples already given in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, to be a group, members must be in the same place at the same time. So the National Honor Society is not a group. The SAHS chapter of the NHS is a group. </li></ul>

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