Online Sociology Class

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Ch 5 dba
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1)  In the opening vignette to Chapter 5, the Crips provided Monster Cody a sense of brotherhood, belonging, and superiority while the Bloods were described as being the enemies of the Crips and unworthy of their respect. In this scenario, what sociological concepts apply to each group for Cody?  For instance,  what is/are Cody's ingroups, outgroups, reference groups, primary groups, secondary groups?   

2.  What essentials elements are missing from aggregates and categories that are found in "groups." Why are groups more important to humans than either categories or aggregates?  
3.  Why do you think secondary groups frequently break down into primary groups?  
4.  Which of the following do you think this online sociology class is and why:   an aggregate; a category; a primary group; or a secondary group.  
5.  How do reference groups work?  Do you have to be an actual member of your reference group?  What are some of your reference groups?  
6.Why did many of the subjects in Solomon Asch's experiment give answers that they knew to be incorrect? Have you ever been a "victim" of group conformity? Share the details of your answer

DQ5 Sociology is the study of life in groups--chapter 5 | DQ5A YOUR groups...  
0 messages - 0 unreadWho are your primary groups, your secondary groups?  Your reference groups?  Your ingroups, your outgroups?  * Unlocked: Feb 9, 2013 4:51 PM - Mar 4, 2013 11:55 PM| DQ5B Social networking  

0 messages - 0 unreadSocial networks are important in the study of sociology.  Understand what they are.  Have you ever benefited from your social network.  For instance, have you gotten a job or met someone nice through a friend of a friend?  Another way to look at it, how many degrees are you away from from contacting former President George Bush?  It never fails that I have a student who knows someone who knows Bush personally!  * Unlocked: Feb 9, 2013 4:53 PM - Mar 4, 2013 11:55 PM| DQ5C...
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