Chapter 6 & 7. Groups and Deviance. Groups. Composed of people who have one or more goals in common and share common ways of thinking and feeling . Group Features. Groups are NOT…. Primary Groups. Emotional Support. People who are emotionally close and know one another well
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Groups and Deviance
Composed of people who have one or moregoalsin common and share common ways ofthinkingandfeeling.
Achieve a Goal
YOU AND YOUR CLASSMATES ARE GOING TO ACT OUT THE ASSIGNED SCENARIO.
Record whether each scenario is an example of a Primary Group or a Secondary Group
Turn to the person next to you and brainstorm at least 2 PRIMARY groups not discussed in class.
Turn to the person next to you and brainstorm at least 2 SECONDARY groups not discussed in class.
Includes all people we socially interact with during our lifetime (both primary and secondary groups)
The Internet has greatly expanded our social networks
Individuals in a group or groups combinetheir efforts to reach a goal
Demands the best use of limitedresources
Groups or individuals working against one another for a larger share of the reward
Defeatingan opponent is the goal
Having a winner is essential!
Promotes unity/cooperation within opposing groups
I’ll lend you the money you need, but you’ve got to do something for me!
Volunteering with the expectation of getting something in return
Rewardnot the relationships with others is the key.
EX. Wash mom’s car to takeit out later
Soooo.....what’s in it for me?
I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine!
Individuals or groups are forcedto give in to the will of others
EX: Prisoners revealing secrets under pressure
parents threatening punishment if misbehaving
Central element is domination.
Expressed most often subtly through social pressures (ridicule, rejection, etc.)
Authority figures can coerce people to do things they normally would not do.
Adapting behavior to match the people around us
Most people conform to avoid exclusion
People followed group 37% of the time even though the group was clearly wrong
Tendency for people to help in an emergency decreases as the number of bystanders increases.
Use the Internet to locate an article that addresses each of the five types of social interactions:
Behavior that departs from societal norms
Look at me! I’m a DEVIANT!
As you pass through the hallways and in your social interactions outside of school notice examples of deviance.
Come to class with threeexamples tomorrow!
Addressing the Current Social Issues (p205)
This is a girls’ versus boys’ challenge! Who can act out the best deviant scheme in the class? Using the ideas about deviance that you have either been a part of or witnessed (of course school friendly) you are to write and perform a skit.
Internal = GeneralizedOther
Lies within the individual
External = Sanctions
Formal and Informal
Rewards and Punishments
Which methods are most effective?
from this table
about the relationship
of economic development
Do you think this approach to curbing crime is effective? Why or why not?
Yellow-Green: Abolished for crimes except those committed in exceptional circumstances (e.g. crimes committed in time of war)
Orange: Abolished in practice
Reddish-brown: Legal form of punishment for heinous offenses
Yellow-green states have a death penalty statute but have not executed anyone since 1976.
Reddish-orange states have executed people since 1976.