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23 Cards in this Set

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at least two people who have one or more goals in common and share common ways of thinking and behaving
social category
people who share a social characteristic
social aggregate
people temporarily in the same place at the same time
primary group
people who are emotionally close, know one another well, and seek one another's company
primary relationship
interactions that are intimate, personal, caring and fulfilling
development of primary groups (4)
small size, face to face contact, continuous contact, proper social enviornment
functions of primary social group (3)
emotional support, socialization, encourage conformity
secondary group
people who share only part of their lives while focusing on a goal o task
secondary relationship
impersonal interactions involving limited parts of personalities
reference group
group used for self evaluation and the formation of attitudes, values, beliefs, and norms
exclusive group demanding intense loyalty
group targeted by an in-group for opposition, antagonism, or competition
social network
web of social relationships that join a person to other people and groups
interaction in which individuals or groups combine their efforts to reach a goal
interaction aimed at defeating an opponent
interaction in which indiviuals or groups are forced to behave in a particular way
behavior that matches group expectations
group think
self deceptive thinking that is based on conformity to group beliefs, and created by group pressure to conform
formal organization
group deliberately created to acheive one or more long term goals
formal organization based on rationality and efficiency
mind set emphasizing knowledge, reason, and planning
informal organization
groups with in a formal organization in which personal relationships are guided by norms, rituals, and sentiments that are not part of the formal organization
iron law of oligarchy
theory that power increasingly becomes concentrated in the hands of a few members of any organization