Social Interaction

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In social science, a social relation or social interaction refers to a relationship between two or more individuals. Social relations, derived from individual agency, form the basis of the social structure. To this extent social relations are always the basic object of analysis for social scientists. Fundamental inquiries into the nature of social relations are to be found in the work of the classical sociologists, for instance, in Max Weber's theory of social action. Further categories must be established in the abstract in order to form observations and conduct social research, such as Robert Nisbet’s “molecular cement” that links individuals into groups (Kimmel & Aronson, 2011, p. 66). EXANGE

Exchange is often considered the most basic form of interaction. It is a common daily occurrence when individuals give things to each other. In a traditional societal setting, this sort of exchange can take place in many ways (Kimmel & Aronson, 2011). For example, a friendly wave can be interpreted as an act of kindness, where as an inappropriate hand gesture is a vulgar and inappropriate exchange of hostility. These sorts of small human exchanges give reason for humans to feel noticed as their existence is verified by the society around them.

When individuals have to start interacting to complete a common goal, teamwork often gives them a positive outcome. Cooperation is often crucial when society has to put bad exchanges to the side, and work together to have an effective society (Kimmel & Aronson, 2011, p. 67). Cooperation is especially important in our modern day society because when thousands of people are working together to have a town or city work effectively, not everyone’s preferences can be meet. Some members of our society are even asked to put their own lives at risk in order to protect the lives of all the other citizens. These brave service men go along with this cooperation because they feel that they were put on this earth to serve and...
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