Ch 45: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Groups & Organizations

About This Chapter

Brush up on some key considerations involving different social groups and organizations in this chapter. You'll get to watch fun video lessons that help you review material you could see on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Groups & Organizations - Chapter Summary

These lessons provide an overview of different types of social groups, leadership styles and organization structures. While you're going over this chapter, you'll come across material on the primary and secondary social groups, in addition to reference groups. Other topics included to refresh your memory in preparation for possible GACE Behavioral Science questions are:

  • Dyads and triads
  • Characteristics of a formal organization
  • The main types of leadership
  • The concept of groupthink

This chapter's videos may be viewed from various devices aside from computers, such as tablets and smartphones. Take a practice quiz following each video lesson to quickly assure yourself that you have full understanding of the content.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Groups & Organizations Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment is part of the certification process to teach within this field in the state of Georgia. The exam as a whole is made up of two separate tests. Questions on the social groups topics covered in this chapter could fall into the sociology content domain on Test II. Overall, this domains' questions make up about 80% of Test II. Each test is made up of 60 selected-response questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 45: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Groups & Organizations
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Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups

1. Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups

The study of social groups is a main focus of many sociologists. In this lesson, we define social groups and differentiate between several different types including primary, secondary, and reference groups.

Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic

2. Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic

Most of us are members of many different social groups, and several of those groups have leaders. In this lesson, we define and discuss both instrumental and expressive leadership in groups. We also cover three leadership decision-making styles: authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire.

Groupthink: Definition & Examples

3. Groupthink: Definition & Examples

Some groups are quick to make decisions to maintain cohesion, but this can be a critical mistake to make. This lesson explains the concept of groupthink using the Challenger explosion as an example.

Social Groups: Dyad and Triad & In-Groups and Out-Groups

4. Social Groups: Dyad and Triad & In-Groups and Out-Groups

How big are your social groups? How do you decide who to include in those groups? In this lesson, we discuss how group size can affect group dynamics and relationships. We also discuss group membership and differentiate between in-groups and out-groups.

Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & Coercive

5. Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & Coercive

Our modern society is filled with groups of people that range from small families to giant corporations. In this lesson, we discuss the characteristics that must be present in order for a group to be considered a formal organization. We also discuss the differences between coercive, utilitarian, and normative organizations.

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