News tagged with social groups

Treating addiction with technology

Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, saw a different kind of opportunity when the dot com bubble began inflating in the late 1990s. He wasn't interested in building websites or creating ...

Oct 06, 2014
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Neuropsychology of social groups

For our brain, animate and inanimate objects belong to different categories and any information about them is stored and processed by different networks. A study by Raffaella Rumiati from SISSA, Andrea Carnaghi ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Social group

A group can be defined as two or more humans that interact with one another, accept expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity. By this definition, society can be viewed as a large group, though most social groups are considerably smaller.

A true group exhibits some degree of social cohesion and is more than a simple collection or aggregate of individuals, such as people waiting at a bus stop. Characteristics shared by members of a group may include interests, values, ethnic or social background, and kinship ties. According to Paul Hare, the defining characteristic of a group is social interaction.

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