Sociology - Groups

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Aggregate
people who are in the same place at the same time but have little to no interaction
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Authoritarian leaders
instrumental concerns, make decisions on their own and demand strict compliance from subordinates
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Bureaucracy
A type of organization that is based on explicit rules with clear, impersonal, and hierarchical authority structures
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Category
A cluster of people who share a social trait, but don't interact
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Democratic leadership
more expressive and try to include everyone in the decision-making process
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Dyad
Georg Simmel’s term for a social group with two members
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Expressive leaders
Collective well-being
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Group Dynamics
(Kurt Lewin ): The scientific study of the powerful processes that operate in groups • Leadership (how its led) • Cohesiveness (how tightly knit) • Conformity (how they act)
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Groupthink
Irving Janis • The tendency of group members to conform by adopting a narrow view of some issue
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Instrumental Leadership
Completion of tasks
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“Iron law of oligarchy” (Robert Michels)
All organizations will succumb to rule by an elite few
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Laissez-faire leaders
downplay their position and power, allowing the group to function more or less on its own
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McDonaldization
Efficiency • Calculability • Uniformity and predictability • Control through automation
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The Peter Principle
the selection of a candidate for a position is based on their performance in their current role rather than on their abilities relevant to the intended role
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Primary group
(C.H. Cooley) is a small social group in which relationships are both personal and enduring
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Secondary groups
large and impersonal social groups devoted to some specific interest or activity
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Reference Groups
A social group that serves as a point of reference for people making evaluations or decisions
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In-group
a social group commanding a member’s esteem and loyalty
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Out-group
a social group toward which one feels competition or opposition
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Social Groups
Two or more people who identify and interact with one another
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Network
A social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes", which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency
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Triad
a social group with three members
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