Types of Groups: Collectives, Categories

Concept: Types of Groups: Collectives, Categories

Definition: Collective Groups consist of a relatively large aggregation of group of individuals who show similarities in both actions and ideas. Categories of groups are an aggregation of people or things that share some common attribute or related in some way

Aggregation: a group, body or mass composed of many distinct parts or individuals.

Example: Collective groups can range from a street crowd watching a building fire, to an audience at a movie theater. None the less the concepts of the group are completely different but they all include mass movements of individuals who, through a dispersed area, show a common shift in opinion or actions. A Category can range from residents of New York City being referred to as “New Yorker’s” or even Americans whose ancestors were from Africa and are now called “African Americans” (Critical Thinking of Communication 82)




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