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A collection of two or more people who frequently interact with one another (History Club)
A collection of people who happen to be at the same place at the same time but have little else in common (Bus stop)
A number of people who never of met one another but share a similar characteristic such as age, race, or gender
Sociologist Charles H. Cooley's Theory larger more specialized group in which members engage in more impersonal goal oriented relationships for a limited amount of time
Sociologist Charles H. Cooley's theory to describe small less specialized group in which members engage in face to face emotion based interactions over an extended amount of time.
William Graham Sumners Theroy where a group to which a person belongs and with which a person feels a sense of identity
William Graham Sumners Theroy a group to which a person does not belong and toward which the person may feel a sense of competitiveness or hostility
A group that strongly influences a persons behavior and social attitudes regardless if the person is a member
A web of social relationships that link one person with other people and through them with other people they know (facebook)
According to functionalist task oriented needs needs can not always be met by one person so the group work cooperatively to fill a specific goal
Sociologist who suggested that small groups have distinctive interaction patterns that do not exist in larger groups. (Dyad and Tryad theories)
leaders who are minimally involved in decision making and encourage group members to make their own decisions
the process of maintaining or changing behavior to comply with the norms established by society, sub cultural, or other group
more likely to occur when encouraged by others. Its a bad bad thing. Consist of unwanted sexual advances, request for sexual favors, or other verbal, physical conduct of sexual nature.
is the process by which members of a cohesive group arrive at a decision that many individual members privately think is unwise. (Elevator Guy)
a belief that the purpose of all action should be to bring about the greatest happiness to the greatest amount of people
based on the assumption that social life can be explained by using models of rational individual action
a highly structured secondary group formed for the purpose of achieving specific goals in the most efficient manner
they pursue some common interest or gain personal satisfaction or prestige from being a member (political parties)
an organization or model characterized by a hierarchy of authority, a clear division of labor, explicit rules, and procedures, and personality, and in personnel
According to Weber it is the process by which traditional methods of social organization characterize by informality and spontaneity, or gradually replaced by efficiently administered formal rules and procedures
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