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Individuals in groups are connected to each other by social relationships

A social group within social sciences has been defined as two or more people who interact with one another, share similar characteristics, and collectively have a sense of unity.<ref>"Social Groups." Accessed June 2011.</ref> Other theorists disagree however, and are wary of definitions which stress the importance of interdependence or objective similarity.<ref name="Turner (1982)">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref><ref name="Platow et al. (2011)">{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref> Instead, researchers within the social identity tradition generally define it as "a group is defined in terms of those who identify themselves as members of the group".<ref name="Reicher, S.D. (1982)">Reicher, S.D. (1982). The determination of collective behaviour (pp. 41-83). In H. Tajfel (ed.), Social identity and intergroup relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press</ref> Regardless, social groups come in a myriad of sizes and varieties. For example, a society can be viewed as a large social group.

Social group sections
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