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Name: Types of Groups
ID: m42831
Language: English (en)
  • Understand primary and secondary groups as the two sociological groups
  • Recognize in-groups and out-groups as subtypes of primary and secondary groups
  • Define reference groups
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Aggregate, Category, Expressive function, Group, In-group Instrumental function, Out-group, Reference groups, Secondary groups
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Sociology Cap (

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Jan 27, 2012 4:09 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 29, 2013 4:54 pm -0500


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