Sociology (Social Groups and Organizations)
two or more people who identify and interact with one another
These people distinguish between aggregates, categories and groups.
is made up of individuals who temporarily share the same physical space but do not have a sense of belonging together.
is a collection of people who have similar characteristics.
refer to groups characterized by cooperative, intimate, longterm, face-to-face relationships.
are large and impersonal social groups devoted to some specific interest or activity.
he was the one who coined the term the "iron law of oligarchy" to refer to the way organizations come to be dominated by a small, self perpetuating elite.
this group is where individuals feel loyalty and command a member's esteem and loyalty.
this group is where individuals feel antagonism, competition or opposition
a social group that serves as a point of reference for people making evaluations or decisions.
consist of people linked by various social ties
refers to the conscious use of contacts that people think will be helpful to them, for instance by joinging and belonging to clubs.
organizations that are large, secondary groups that are organized to achieve goals efficiently.
this organization is when people join in pursuit of material rewards.
this organization is also known as voluntary associations, in which people pursue goals they consider morally worthwhile.
organizations distinguished by voluntary membership.
this is known as how individuals affect groups and groups affect individuals.
Study of Group Dynamics
focuses on group size, diversity, leadership, and conformity.
this refers to situations in which a group of people think alike and any suggestions of alternatives becomes a sign of disloyalty.