Example: Family, friends, and peer-groups.
Audio Pronunciation: (pri·mar·y group)
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- Coined by Charles Horton Cooley (1864–1929) as part of symbolic interactionism.
- Primary groups are compared and contrasted to secondary groups.
- material culture
OpenStax College. 2012. Types of Groups. Connexions, June 13, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42831/1.4/).