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George C. Homans

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George Caspar Homans (August 11, 1910 – May 29, 1989) was an American sociologist, founder of behavioral sociology, a president of the American Sociological Association, and one of the architects of social exchange theory. Homans is best known in science for his research in social behavior and his works The Human Group, Social Behavior: Its Elementary Forms, his contributions to exchange theory, and the different propositions he developed to explain social behavior. He is also the third great grandson of the second President of the United States, John Adams. Biography George C. Homans was born in Boston on August 11, 1910, and grew up in a little house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Homans and Abigail Adams-Homans. He was a direct descendant of American Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, on his mother's side. Personal life
Homans attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, from 1923 to 1928.
From his autobiography (Homans 19
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