In sociology, we can examine groups of people and their ways of interacting to learn more about how we share identity with others. Different types of groups have different purposes and can vary widely in their influence on our lives.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- How do you define primary group and secondary group? Which primary and secondary groups have affected your socialization process? What values, beliefs, or norms from each group have influenced you?
- Which group in the United States is the most important or influential to the most people, in your opinion? (For example, Congress is a group that makes decisions with far-reaching consequences that affect macro-level issues as well as everyday lives.) Explain your response. How is this group functional or dysfunctional?