SOC 3

Sociology

Quiz 6 :

Social Groups, Organizations, and Social Institutions

Quiz 6 :

Social Groups, Organizations, and Social Institutions

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Regarding social groups and organizations, symbolic interactionists maintain that
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Social groups:
A social group is a work group or a friends group that provides a sense of belonging and a common identity. Social groups consist of two or more number of people and they interact with one another. Some social groups are highly stable and organized while other groups are temporary and fluid.
Some of the examples of social groups are families, friends, religious congregations, work groups, athletic teams, organizations, and clubs.
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The concepts like noncooperation between the social organizations and groups, and the discrimination between men and women in gaining benefits are not part of symbolic interactionism.
Hence, (a), (b), and (c) are incorrect.
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The concept of symbolic interactionism says that the people shape and define their own situation. A symbolic interactionist focuses on interpersonal relationships, feminist theories, and functionalist theories by examining social organizations and groups.
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True or False Groupthink occurs most often when in-group members discuss a diversity of ideas.
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Social groups:
A social group is a work group or a friends group that provides a sense of belonging and a common identity. Social groups consist of two or more number of people and they interact with one another. Some social groups are highly stable and organized while other groups are temporary and fluid.
Some of the examples of social groups are families, friends, religious congregations, work groups, athletic teams, organizations, and clubs.
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Groupthink does not arise when members of in-group debate on various ideas. This is because groupthink has a tendency to confirm the ideas without evaluating, analyzing, and testing it by the in-group members. Hence, groupthink occurs when the group members do not discuss about any ideas.
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Describe yourself using the following concepts: primary group, secondary group, in-group, out-group, reference group, and social network. Be specific in illustrating your self-description with examples.
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Social groups:
A social group is a work group or a friends group that provides a sense of belonging and a common identity. Social groups consist of two or more number of people and they interact with one another. Some social groups are highly stable and organized while other groups are temporary and fluid.
Some of the examples of social groups are families, friends, religious congregations, work groups, athletic teams, organizations, and clubs.
Primary group:
The primary group is comparatively a small group of people than the secondary group. In the primary group, the people will have face-to-face interaction with each other for an extended period. In primary groups, the members are supportive, tolerant, and thoughtful.
Secondary group:
Secondary group is usually a formal, large, temporary, and impersonal group of people who are involved in performing a specific activity or a goal.
In-group:
In-group is a group of people who share their own sense of togetherness and identity that typically devalues and excludes the outsiders.
Out-group:
Out-group is a group of people who are treated and viewed negatively because their beliefs and values are different from the in-group people.
Reference group:
Reference group is a group of people who help in influencing the values, attitudes, and behavior of other groups or individuals.
Social network:
Social network is a social web that links the individuals. The members of the network will interact on a daily basis.
Describe Person X using the above concepts:
Person X has a small family, which is a primary group and has a secondary group of the school football team. Person X's secondary group includes in-group members who are vegetarian in the whole group. It involves out-group members who are viewed as lazy by others.
Person X has a reference group and it is a college club. There is also a social network group of Person X and it is named as SF collage association.
Conclusion:
The social group is divided into primary, secondary, out-group, in-group, social network, and reference group. Person X is involved in all these groups and interacts with them.

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True or False The proper functioning of a bureaucracy might result in an alienation of individual workers.
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A(n)_________is a small group of people who engage in frequent and intimate face-to-face interaction.
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Max Weber outlined the characteristics of an efficient and productive bureaucracy. Which of the following was NOT one of those characteristics?
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_______conducted experiments that used "teachers" who administered electric shocks to "learners."
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True or False A high school football team is a good example of a primary group.
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____________contend that organizations are based on vast differences in power and control.
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True or False The iron law of oligarchy states that bureaucracies have a tendency to become increasingly dominated by a small group of people.
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True or False The glass ceiling refers to organizational barriers, but not attitudes, in the workplace.
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In the United States, we live in a "McDonaldized" society. What does this concept mean? What are some of the benefits and costs ofa "McDonaldized" society? Illustrate your answer with specific examples from your everyday life.
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