Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (36):
Stable pattern of Social interaction that characterizes human social life
Social position that an individual occupies
All of the statuses that an individual occupies
Individual's status set do not fit together
Born with and cannot change; race, gender, family status
Acquired, result of our own actions
Social position that is exceptionally powerful, determines individual's identity. (Clerk, President)
Negative associated with master status
Consists of norms associated with the status. Behavior required for position
Difficulty performing all the role to a single status.
Expectations for the roles to one status clash with the other status.
Two or more people who interact regularly and feel solidarity or common identity.
Collections of people who are physically at the same place at the same time, but do not interact in any meaningful way
Collections of individuals who share a social status, ex: red hair, asians, etc. but they do not interact accordingly since they are not physically in each other's presence.
Small group, warm, informal, long lasting
Formal, cool, temporary; get tasks or goals done.
Individuals belong and feel pride and loyalty
Do not belong, feel disdain
Provide guidance how to behave and evaluate how well we are living up to our role expectations
Making decision for achieving goals
Keeping the group's morale high
Assign tasks, aggressive, decisive, low attention for members
Discuss, works together, explains
Non-directive, lets people make decision
Cohesive groups to make poor decision because members are unwilling to threaten the group's solidarity.
Broad web of social ties
Segments within a large population, receive different amounts of resources by virtue of their position.
Sizable number of people who interact, share a culture, lives in single geographic territory.
Formal and internal cohesion, because people are very much alike
Society functions because of differences and interdependences.
small, rural, strong in customs and traditions
Largely on rational will
Domesticated animals and plants
Domesting herd of animals and developed a style of life
Used animals for agriculture