Give two examples of primary group and secondary group.

Primary Groups:

These are small sized with close and intimate relations between its members. Primary groups groom the personality of the individual and teach them the social traits to interact with people outside the small group and be successful in life. These groups are permanent in nature. Examples of primary group are:

  • Family
  • Peer Groups

Secondary Groups: 

These groups are bigger in terms of members and objectives. Members have formal relations with each other and there is no emotional bonding between them. Secondary groups have specific and objectives and its membership is voluntary. These groups cease to exist once their objective is achieved. Example of secondary groups are:

  • Political Parties
  • Trade Unions
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