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Sociology 1

Hypothesis What you're studying
Status Socially defined
Role Set of expectations
Culture Learned behavior
Social structure How a society is organized
Values Standards of behavior
Norms Collective ideas of good/bad
Sanctions Penalties/rewards for a norm
Sociology Human social organization
Functions Parts of a society are structured to maintain stability.
Manifest/latent Open, stated, conscious, consequences of an aspect in society. Unconscious functions reflect hidden purposes.
Symbols Gestures/objects/words
Ascribed/achieved Born with vs earns
Social interaction Analyze instead of react
Cultural universals Common practices and beliefs so people know how to behave
Etnocentrism One culture is better than others
Cultural relativism Viewing people's behavior from their own culture
Culture shock Feeling fearful when shown an unfamiliar culture.
Culture lag NM can't adapt to M
Verstehen Empathetic understanding
Operational Abstract concept that is specific enough to measure
Correlation How things connect
Mean median more range
Validity Measure truly reflects what's being studied
Reliability Measure provides consistent results
Demographic transition High br/dr to low rates
Role conflict Incompatible with 2 roles
Role strain Difficulties with demands
Material/non material What we produce/beliefs
Created by: Bernadette31