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Ch 4 groups

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Ch 4 groups

  1. 1. GroupsGroups What makes up a group?What makes up a group?
  2. 2. GroupGroup  2 or more people who interact to2 or more people who interact to accomplish a goal.accomplish a goal.  Groups can be impersonal to very personal.Groups can be impersonal to very personal.  Aggregate- people who gather but lackAggregate- people who gather but lack organization.organization.  Do we act differently in various groups ofDo we act differently in various groups of people we are with?people we are with?
  3. 3. Social CategorySocial Category  Everyone fits into a social category.Everyone fits into a social category.  You are classified according to sharedYou are classified according to shared traits.traits.  PopularPopular  AthleticAthletic  JockJock
  4. 4. How groups work together dependsHow groups work together depends on:on:  Time- The amount of time a group spendsTime- The amount of time a group spends together effects the group.together effects the group.  Organization- the more organized theOrganization- the more organized the more tasked oriented.more tasked oriented.  Size- the amount of people in the groupsSize- the amount of people in the groups affects the group. (size does matter)
  5. 5. Primary GroupPrimary Group  A group that is most important to anA group that is most important to an individual.individual.  It’s on a continuum.It’s on a continuum.  It tends to be a very intimate relationship.It tends to be a very intimate relationship.  Tends to be long termTends to be long term
  6. 6. Secondary GroupSecondary Group  Temporary group.Temporary group.  Very task oriented.Very task oriented.  On the far end of the continuumOn the far end of the continuum
  7. 7. Reference groupReference group  Groups that you identify with.Groups that you identify with.  JocksJocks  TeachersTeachers
  8. 8. In-GroupIn-Group  A group that you belong to.A group that you belong to.
  9. 9. Out-GroupOut-Group  A group that you do not identify with.A group that you do not identify with.
  10. 10.  How does time affect a group? GiveHow does time affect a group? Give examples.examples.  How does the size of a group affectHow does the size of a group affect groups?groups?  How does primary or secondary affectHow does primary or secondary affect how a group is?how a group is?

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