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60 Examples of Social Groups

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Social groups are people who interact based on shared circumstances, situation, place, goals, identity, goodwill, affection or trust. This is an extremely broad term that includes temporary groups that may last minutes all the way up to durable institutions that may last centuries with a deep sense of collective identity and purpose. The following are common examples of social groups.
Art Scenes
Assemblies
Boards
Bureaucracies
Business Associations
Charities
Classmates
Cliques
Clubs
Collectives
Commissions
Committees
Communities
Corporations
Councils
Couples
Crews
Crowds
Cultural Groups
Departments
Ethnicities
Families
Fandom
Fashion Scenes
Fellowships
Fraternities
Friends
Guilds
Herds
Households
Housemates
Mobs
Musical Artists (Bands)
Nationalities
Neighborhood Associations
Neighbors
Organizations
Panels
Peer Groups
Performance Troupes
Political Organizations
Professional Organizations
Relatives
Religious Congregations
Schools
Small Businesses
Social Movements
Society
Socioeconomic Classes
Sororities
Sports Teams / Leagues
Subcultures
Super Cultures
Swarms
Teams
Total Institutions
Tribes
Unions
Ventures
Volunteer Groups
Herds and swarms apply mostly to animals but these terms are sometimes applied to people as an analogy.
A total institution is a social system that governs every aspect of life such as a prison or a rigid paternalistic society.
Overview: Social Groups
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Definition
Two or more people who interact based on shared circumstances, situation, place, goals, identity, goodwill, affection or trust.
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