Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will define group and distinguish between primary and secondary groups.

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Terms to Know
Primary Groups

A smaller social group whose members share intimate, lasting personal connections.

Secondary Groups

A larger and more impersonal social group that joins together for a specific purpose or goal.

Social Groups

Any collection of two or more people who regularly interact with each other for some purpose.