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Groups and Organizations

by: Tamia Boyd

Groups and Organizations SOCI 1010

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Introductory Sociology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tamia Boyd on Sunday October 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOCI 1010 at University of Memphis taught by Dr.Melissa Bamford in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views.


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Date Created: 10/16/16
Tamia Boyd 10/13/16 Sociology 1010 Chapter 6: Groups & Organizations  Primary Groups -People you choose to be close to; emotionally, intimately, -Examples include families and friends  Secondary Groups -More professional -Examples includes coworkers, classmates,  Primary vs Secondary -What you share or how you get depends on informal vs formal ties  In group -A group you belong to -In group basis: judgement on people based on view -An example is a “click” that leaves out another member of their group because he or she may be weird or snobby  Out group -A group you don’t belong to  Groupthink -Highly cohesive -United against threats -Presence of a strong leader -Demonize or stereotype outgroups  Social Capital -Information, knowledge (of people or things) and connections -Strength of weak ties (it is the people with whom we are the least connected who offer us the most opportunities) to creating networks  Formal Organizations - 1) Normative -Voluntary membership -Shared interests - 2) Coercive -Required membership -Total institution - 3) Utilitarian -Contractual membership -Material reward - 4) Bureaucracies -Characteristics -Division of labor -Hierarchy of authority -Rules and regulations -Impersonality


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