GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes Study Material (Page 4 of 11)

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Social Exchange Theory: Theoretical Propositions

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Social exchange theory is a sociological and psychological theory studying social behavior in the interaction of two parties implementing a cost-benefit analysis to determine risks and benefits. It deals with the economic relationship, if there are two parties or group…

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Types of Group

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Types of Group

Different psychologists are divided into several types of groups on different grounds. This group is as follows: -

  • Primary group - Primary group and secondary group were classified by Cooley (1909) . Primary group refers to a group whose members have a face-to-face relationship. This relationship is direct and intimate. It has a lower number of members, is found to have relatively stable properties. Their cultural background is common. Family is an example of this.
  • Secondary group - This is also called secondary group. This is in contrast to the primar…

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