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Intro to Sociology, Week 6 Notes

by: Rebecca Smith

Intro to Sociology, Week 6 Notes SO 1003

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These notes cover chapter 5
Intro to Sociology
Robert Montgomery
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Date Created: 03/07/16
Intro to Sociology Chapter 5 Social Groups  Group has to have a min of two people  Social groups are building blocks for society and for social interaction  George Simmel focuses studies on group dynamics and how size matters in what happens in a group  Simmel emphasized differences between dyad (group of two) and triad (group of three)  Dyad o Most intimate form because each member is mutually dependent on other o If one leaves the group ends  Triad o When third person comes in they are either:  Mediator  Hold group together  Tertius gaudens  “third that rejoices”  Plays the original two against each other  Divide et impera  “divide and conquer”  Tries to break group apart  As number in group increases, the number of possible relationships increase  The Asch Test o Experiment showed how actions of group influence people George Simmel  Small groups o Informal hanging out o Unifocal  Parties o Multifocal  Large groups o Formal o Specific time, place, goals, and roles C. H. Cooley  Primary groups o Closer and more intimate to members  Secondary groups o No intimate connection o There for a purpose o After groups ends, never see members again  In-groups o Sometimes majority o Has power  Out-groups o Doesn’t have power o Sometimes minority  Reference groups o Who you want to be o Who you look up to Networks  Social capital o The information, knowledge, and connections that assist people with entering networks o The more people you know, the more networks you have o The stronger your relationships, the more social capital you have


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