Flashcards in social groups Deck (41):
The smallest unit of social organization
It is composed of two or more persons associating and interacting together whose members share certain commonalities and an integrated culture of their own.
A group that is intentionally formed and planned for a carrying out specific purposes by its recruited or invited members.
- A group whose formation is unplanned and spontaneously established out of random association and interaction.
- a group whose membership is open for everyone to join and participate in its activities without discrimination or compulsory requirements for admission.
- A group whose membership is exclusive to a selected number of persons either by quota or qualification requirements for admission.
- It is a group that engages on personal level of intimate relationships and strong bonds of association, and emotional attachment.
- It is a group that engages in transactional relationships for the pursuit, facilitation and attainment of goals rather than the pursuit of engaging into intimate relationship
- It is a type of social group whose orientation is towards communal coexistence and relationship in such that it associates itself with community ties and community life.
- It is a type of social group whose orientation is towards societal coexistence and overlapping social relationships in such that it associates itself with societal ties and societal life.
These are groups that are formed for the purpose of protecting and promoting their trade, interests, and well-being of its members.
These are groups from the private sector of society that are formed for the purpose of influencing the course of public opinion and public policies.
These are groups that constitue a pool of workers, labor force or performers assembled with assigned roles following a chain of command for the purpose of completing a task.
A group to which one is affiliated and to which members identify with a sense of loyalty, solidarity and camaraderie. Non-members of the group are considered “outsiders”, “the others”, or “strangers”.
A group to which one does not belong and perceived to be differently apart such that out-groups are perceived with either oddity, indifference or aversion.
A group perceived to be relatively less dominant in terms of group size, status, presence, or degree of influence.
It is a group which one is not necessarily a member of but serves as a comparative basis for self-evaluation to which one relates and attributes to as a representation of one’s identity and status with an orientation towards its subculture.
individuals who share confined limits of territory or are in close proximity with each other tend to associate and interact with one another. group formation
individuals organize themselves into groups for mutual benefits in the pursuit of goals, accomplishment of tasks, and attainment of satisfaction or rewards.
people who share the same attitudes, ideas, and interests tend to be drawn towards another that results to a chain of interaction thereby unwittingly forming a group.
individuals tend to group themselves with people who belong to the same social class or category.
Social Categorization –
the demands and urgencies of a situation or sudden developments of events instinctively call on individuals to group and pool their resources and efforts.
an initial meeting of members who are still having a sense of uncertainty until they began to think and act as to establishing their sense of purpose and direction.
an attempt to resolve differences among group members who have reservations or disagreements with the rest.
an attempt to demonstrate group cohesiveness through structuring of relationships among its members.
an attempt to deal with the task at hand as members get down to work with their respective assigned roles and carry out their function with the aim of targeting their group’s goal.
an attempt to deciding whether to disband or reorganize the group for a new purpose setting the stages all over again
The changes developing in a group as a result of the social processes and activities occurring in a group.
the profile of its members in terms of their age, sex, status, role and personalities factors influencing group dynamics
Constitution of Members-
the total number of members that constitute a group
Tendency of an individual to lessen their effort when part of a group
Loafing or Ringelmann Effect-
refers to the objectives or purposes of the group as to what it intends to accomplish and targets to achieve which determines a group’s orientation
. - the agenda or motives of members in joining the group which may pertain to their needs, interests or whatever keeps them going with their work and responsibilities.
the rules and regulations, code of conduct , protocol and standard operating procedures that are in effect for members to follow
- the degree of attachment that members have towards their group as to the extent of their own involvement or participation.
– a cluster of non-interacting people who have no other connection to one another who just happens to be found together at the same place at the same time
– a cluster of non-interacting people who possess identifiable common characteristics or features as basis of their categorization
a cluster of people with a short-term and transitory basis of association and interaction with one another that unlike social groups do not adhere to an integrated and shared culture
a cluster of individuals that are spontaneously drawn together at a converging point where the inviting stimulus or attraction is situated.
a cluster of individuals gathered together at predetermined time and place where they behave and react passively in accordance to the norms of the situation and place
widely dispersed cluster of contrasting individuals in all social strata that are responding independently in different ways to something they are similarly attentive to
THE MASSES –