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1

what is a group?
Forsyth

'a group exists when 2 or more people define themselves as members of it and when it's existence is recognised by at least one another'

2

Group

as long as people within that group define themselves as members of that group then they are a group

3

Who proposed the 5 types of groups?

stangor 2004

4

Stangor 2004
what are the 5 types of groups and what's included in them

Reference groups; groups we identify, admire and want to be like .e.g friends, colleagues
Working groups; 3-12 people working to achieve a specific group e.g. jury
social category; large and permanent social groups e.g. gender
culture; individuals in geographic proximity, share common beliefs and values e.g. Americans
Crowd; common place and purpose e.g. shopping

5

what is entitativity

the 'realness' or 'groupiness' of a social group
held by members and observers
has short term goals (everyday changes) and long term goals (influence our identity)

6

Who proposed a different 4 groups

Lickel et al, 2001

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Lickel et al 2001
groups and who's in them

intimacy groups; family and friends
task groups; colleagues
social categories; gender
loose associations; neighbour