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Sociology CLEP 4

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Sociology TermsSociology Definitions
Convergence Theory states that a number of like-minded individuals coming together forms a collective action--the individual motives resulted in the collective action, not some separate "collective mind of the crowd."
Emergent-Norm Theory Which states that new norms are created by a few individuals, and the whole crowd soon adopts the new norms. An example is if several people in a crowd start chanting a person's name, and the rest of the crowd soon follows--this is because a new norm, o
Concentric Zone Model Is a model of city growth where cities grow in a series of rings, each characterized by a different group of people and activity.
Contagion Theory Members of a crowd feel anonymous, and free of social restraint and responsibility, and therefore do whatever the group is doing.
Collective Behavior Refers to group behavior which can be either short-lived spontaneous public expressions of feeling, or long-term public expressions aimed towards achieving specific goals.
Davis and Moore Argued that stratification is inevitable so that the most capable will fill the most demanding positions. A functionalist view of stratification.
Max Weber Believed that differences in a person's opportunities for income, how other people assess that person's status, and the forming of parties to acquire social power, are all unavoidable sources of social stratification.
Social Movement refers to collective activities which are set on causing or preventing changes in society.
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