Social groups

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Social groups

  1. 1. Social Groups
  2. 2. Social Groups • Social groups and organizations comprise a basic part of virtually every arena of modern life
  3. 3. What is a GROUP? • A number of people who IDENTIFY and INTERACT with one another • Exhibits COHESIVENESS to a larger degree • “WE”
  4. 4. Aspects that Members of the Group shares: • Interests • Values • Ethnic/ Linguistic background • Roles and Kinship
  5. 5. Examples of Groups Companies Circle of Friends
  6. 6. Examples of Groups Clubs Local Chapters of Frats
  7. 7. Examples of Groups Local Religious Congregation Again.. • Families • Companies • Circle of Friends • Clubs • Local Chapter of Frats/Sororities • Local Religious Congregation
  8. 8. Social Categories? • Collection of people who DO NOT interact but who share SIMILAR characteristics. • DO NOT share similar interests or values • Share certain: • Roles • Social Functions
  9. 9. Examples of Social Categories Women Men
  10. 10. Examples of Social Categories Elderly High School Students
  11. 11. SOCIAL AGGREGATES? • Comprises merely a number of individuals • A collection of people who are in the SAME PLACE, but who DO NOT interact or share characteristcs
  12. 12. EXAMPLE? MRT Passengers People in a Pantry
  13. 13. Wrap Up.. SOCIAL GROUPS SOCIAL CATEGORIES SOCIAL AGGREGATE Collection of people Collection of people Collection of people Interact with one another Does not regularly interact with each other Do NOT interact with each other Share same Values, Interests, Ethnic Background, Roles and Kinship Share certain CHARACTERISTICS: roles, social functions, etc. Do NOT share characteristics “WE” Just so happened to be in the SAME PLACE at that same time Can be a group if they identified themselves as members of a group

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