Think About Whether You've Ever Seen Yourself (Or Have Been
Think about whether you've ever seen yourself (or have been treated by others)as a member of an in-group or an out-group and why.How did such distinctions affect your feelings about yourself and others? What about your behavior? Describe some of the positive and negative effects of identifying with an in-group or out-group.
The text discussed four major research studies in the area of group conformity.Describe the contributions and shortcomings of this research.
Your neighbor has come over to visit and asks you about your sociology class.You tell her that you are studying social groups and organizations.She asks you what social groups are.Assuming that she does not know anything about social groups (or sociology,for that matter),explain to her (in very simple English)what social groups are.
Explain,in your own words,why social institutions are important.Give an example,also,of how social institutions are interconnected that's not in the textbook.