Homans, George

Homans, George (Casper)

(1910–89) sociologist; born in Boston, Mass. He earned an M.A. at Cambridge University, England, and taught at Harvard (1946–80). An authority on social behavior of small groups, he posited group behavior to be the result of individual behavior and wrote such books as The Human Group (1950), Sentiments and Activities (1962), and Certainties and Doubts (1987).