Chapter 5 Essay

1004 Words Oct 6th, 2014 5 Pages
1. Distinguish between primary groups and secondary groups. Provide examples of primary and secondary groups to which you belong.

Primary groups display a personal orientation, people in secondary groups have a goal orientation. Primary group members define each other according to who they are in terms of family or personal qualities, but people in secondary groups look to one another for what they are. Some examples would include living in a suburb area. People including myself tend to interact with those around us including neighbors because we define them as family and have personal qualities. Some secondary groups in which I belong to would be in the workplace. My Co-workers are not necessarily family but I remain formal and
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However, it’s important that people do not always rely on this process because people should aways have the free will to discover their optimum means to an end. This may not be applicable to everyone because every situation is different.

1. Yes it is possible to fight against the MCDonldization of society by following your own means of an end by “going against the grain”.
2. Other areas in social settings that have been mcdonaldized are filling your own cup at a fast-food restaurant texting instead of calling someone eating microwave dinners instead of cooking self-serve gasoline scanning your own stuff at a grocery store teachers passing on students to the next grade just to get them out of the way, and they end up

5. Log in to MySocLab. Go to Student Resources. Go to My Soc Library and in Title Table of Contents find the article, "If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute A Stranger: Would You? Probably," by Philip Meyer. Answer the discussion questions associated with the article.

1. State of autonomy means we pretty much have and assert control over what we do whereas state of agency is operating under “state of mind.” State of agency may transform a person actions. To achieve change you have to be in situation where there seems to be a ruling authority whose commands are relevant to some legitimate purpose. Situations can be structured to make people do unusual things.
2. Although there may be

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