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Unit 2 Review

Review for Unit 2 Assessment

social structure A network of interrelated statuses and roles that guide human interaction
status A socially defined position in a group or in a society
role The behavior expected of someone occupying a certain status
six social institutions Family, education, religion, mass media, political institutions, and economic institutions
six most common types of groups Primary, secondary, in-group, out-group, reference, and electronic community.
socialization The interactive process through which people learn the basic skills, values, beliefs, and behavior patterns of a society
Tabula Rasa John Locke: each newly born human being is a clean slate
Looking glass self Charles Herbert Cooley: we develop an image of ourselves based on how we imagine we appear to others
Role-taking George Mead: the basis of the socialization process by allowing us to expect what others expect of us
four agents of socialization Family, school, mass media, and peer groups
collective behavior The relatively spontaneous behavior that occurs when people try to develop common solutions to unclear situations
social movement A long term conscious effort to promote or prevent social change
deviance Behavior that violates significant social norms
crime An act that is prohibited by law and the most severe form of deviance
sanctions Rewards and punishments
achieved status earned through individual's work and effort
ascribed status qualities beyond our control
truce one of four types of accommodation; easiest to achieve
primary group small group; interaction is direct and personal and occurs over long period of time
reference group group with whom you identify and share attitudes and values
Created by: Mrs. Wells



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