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Types of Social Groups

Conscious and Unconscious Control
Conscious and Unconscious Control

ADVERTISEMENTS: Forms of Social Control: Informal and Formal Social Control! Different authors have used different terminology to refer different forms of social control as we see in the following table: Authors Forms of Social Control E. A. Ross Formal and Informal C. H. Cooley and Barnard Conscious and Unconscious Karl Mannheim Direct and ...

Control by Constructive and Exploitative Means
Control by Constructive and Exploitative Means

Bernard also distinguished between exploitative and constructive methods of social control. Exploitative means are such as punishment, reprisals, intimidation, censorship and repression. Among the constructive methods are included revolution, custom, law, education, social reform, non-violent coercion and belief in supernatural forces.

Direct and Indirect Control
Direct and Indirect Control

(b) Indirect social control: In this type of social control distant factors keep control over the behaviour of the individual. Such a type of control is exercised by secondary groups through customs; traditions, rationalised behaviour etc. and public opinion are important forms of indirect social control.

Formal and Informal Control
Formal and Informal Control

Formal control is effective for even large groups of population but informal control is effective only for a small group of people. Social control, formal or informal, thus helps in regulation of society.

Positive and Negative Means
Positive and Negative Means

Healthy friend groups don't need everyone to be exactly the same. People in healthy friend groups are there for each other, go to each other's special events, support each other through hard times, and let people be individuals.

Real and Artificial Control
Real and Artificial Control

One of the effects of social media is encouraging people to form and cherish artificial bonds over actual friendships. The term ‘friend’ as used on social media lacks the intimacy identified with conventional friendships, where people actually know each other, want to talk to each other, have an intimate bond and frequently interact face to face.

Social Control Through Force and Symbol
Social Control Through Force and Symbol

As Gillin and Gillin say, “Social control is the system of measures, suggestions, persuasion, restrain and coercion by whatever means including physical force by which society brings into conformity to the approved pattern of behaviour, a subgroup or by which a group moulds into conformity its members”.