5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Who is Dr. Asch and what did he study and why?
- Who is Dr. Milgram and what did he study and why?
- What psychologist popularized the concept of "six degrees of separation" and what does this concept mean?
- 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
- b Georg 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
- c 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.
- d Stanley Milgram; One average, everyone in the United States is separated by just six individuals; EX: I,the "starter" need to send a letter to someone who lives in a state where I know no one. I would send it to someone I know who might know someone in that state. The letter would get to the "target" in just six jumps
- e Studied conformity; one-third gave in to the group half the time, providing what they knew to be wrong answers, two out of five gave wrong answers, but not as often, and one of four stuck to their guns and always gave the right answer (See page 127)
5 Multiple choice questions
- When bureaucracies defy logic by when they apply rules; EX: A woman's brother reported her dead so he could collect inheritance and the bureaucracies would not believe she was dead, even when they saw her in person
- One who gives orders
- Georg Simmel; Some group members aligning themselves against others; It is not uncommon for two members of a triad to feel stronger bonds and to prefer one another, leaving the third person hurt and excluded
- Refer to how groups influence us and how we affect groups
- Operate in corporate life and are so powerful that they can affect your career; Feed better information to workers who have these characteristics, bring them into stronger networks, and put them in "fast track" positions
5 True/False questions
Clique → Clusters within a group, or its internal factions
The Rationalization of Society → Bureaucracies, with their rules and emphasis on results, would increasingly dominate our lives
Leaders → Georg 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
Bureaucracy → Max Weber; A group that has since become dominant in social life; Shifts the emphasis from traditional relationships based on personal loyalties to the "bottom line"
Category → Simply a statistic; Consists of people who share similar characteristics; EX: all college women who wear glasses, all men over 6 feet tall