The three types of social groups are primary, secondary and reference groups. A social group is defined as a collection of individuals who interact and share a sense of unity among each other. More »

There are several different types of pressure groups, and most of them share a singular purpose to influence the political process. To name a few, the different types of pressure groups that exist include sectional, caus... More »

Where the theory of social conflict applies, various examples include the disparity between the rich and the poor and other social class conflicts, like gender equality, that influence social structures. Social conflict ... More »

To find women's social groups, search websites that list local clubs and groups, or contact local churches, libraries and neighborhoods for a list of groups. Examples of women's social groups include St. Olaf Church's Wo... More »

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Social construction is the way in which society groups individuals and provides certain privileges for one group over another. Most people are unaware of social construction, as much of it takes place subconsciously. Poi... More »

Social cleavage is the division of voters into groups known as voting blocs based on political issues. Voters are considered either adversaries or advocates of each issue. This concept is used in voting analysis to gain ... More »

Agents of social control are individuals, groups and organizations that encourage other people to conform to social norms. Such agents include family, schools, the government and the media. More »