Part 1

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Provide paragraph-long and thorough responses for each question below in your own words. Include applicable information from the textbook or other academic sources (including films/videos) to support your explained ideas.  Do not use direct quotes to respond to the questions, explain in your own words.  Include in-text citation(s) after any referenced support and full references for any additional academic sources used outside of our textbook:

Think about what you learned in section 6.1, including the section entitled, “SOCIOLOGY IN THE REAL WORLD – Best Friends She’s Never Met”. 

1a.  In at least 4 sentences, describe how technology has changed your primary groups and secondary groups. Do you have more (and separate) primary groups due to online connectivity, or more secondary groups? Explain. (5 points)

1b.  In at least 4 sentences, explain if you believe that someone, like Levy, can have a true primary group made up of people she has never met? Explain why, or why not? (5 points)

Think about what you learned about conformity from section 6.2, the section entitled, “SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH – Conforming to Expectations, and the TED Talk video included in this module. 

Each of the studies performed by Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram, and Philip Zimbardo offer  particular and important insights as it relates to groups and conformity.

2a.  In at least 6 sentences, explain how each of the studies performed by Asch, Milgram, and Zimbardo’s helps us understand conformity. In other words, explain in your own words what each study particularly revealed about groups and conformity. (10 points)

2b.  In at least 4 sentences, explain how you think you would have responded as a subject in one of the studies? Provide the researcher’s name who performed the study you chose and explain why you think you would have responded that way. (5 points)

Part 2

Provide two paragraph-long (at least 4 sentences), substantive responses to a classmate’s posts (back and forth dialogue) or one substantive response to two classmates’ posts.

Remember, your responses to your classmates should mainly be comprised of your new ideas related to this discussion topic and elaborating on your new ideas. Stay away from repeating ideas already mentioned by you or your classmates. Don’t spend much of your responses mentioning what you agree with or like. When grading this part, I only focus on the new ideas you bring up and elaborate on related to the topics for this discussion. (10 points, 5 points per response)