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5 Matching questions

  1. Triad
  2. Primary Groups
  3. Secondary Groups
  4. Voluntary Association
  5. Small World Phenomenon
  1. a Georg Simmel; Consists of three people; Can create strain because interaction between the first two people decreases; EX: Husband and wife have a baby, and all attention is placed on the baby and interest is lost between the parents
  2. b Charles Cooley; Provide intimate, face-to-face interaction, they give us an identity's feeling of who we are; EX: Family
  3. c Determines how extensive the connections are among social networks; EX: if you list everyone you know, each of those individuals lists everyone he or she knows, and eventually the entire world would possibly be listed
  4. d Larger and more anonymous, formal, and impersonal than primary groups; Based on some common interest or activity, and their members are likely to interact on the basis of specific statuses, such as president, manager, worker, or student; EX: Contestants for Miss Universe
  5. e A group made up of volunteers who organize on the basis of some mutual interest; EX: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Elks

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. People who "meet" online to talk about almost any conceivable topic, from donkey racing and bird watching to sociology and quantum physics
  2. Groups toward which we feel antagonism
  3. Irving Janis; Refers to the collective tunnel vision that group members sometimes develop; as they begin to think alike, they become convinced that there is only one "right" viewpoint and a single course of action to follow
  4. Karl Marx; When workers begin to feel more like objects than people; workers are being cut off from the finished product of their labor
  5. Bureaucracies, with their rules and emphasis on results, would increasingly dominate our lives

5 True/False questions

  1. Instrumental LeaderTries to keep the group moving toward its goals; a.k.a. task-oriented leader


  2. DyadGeorg Simmel; Smallest possible group that consists of two people; The most intense or intimate of human groups because only two people are involved; The interaction is focused on them; Tend to be unstable because one member can be uninterested and the group will collapse


  3. Peter PrincipleLaurence Peter; Each employee of a bureaucracy is promoted to his or her level of incompetence


  4. Who is Dr. Asch and what did he study and why?The "teacher" shocks the "learner" everytime he misses an answer. The teacher continued increasing the level of shocking, as instructed, even though the teacher felt it inhumane.


  5. What does the Mcdonaldization of society refer to?George Ritzer; The standardization of everyday life, a process that is transforming our lives; EX: If you want to go shopping, you go to a mall, where there is one-stop shopping in controlled environments or Travel agencies that offer "package" tours


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