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Social Interaction

Process by which people act and react in relation to others.

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Status

Social positions a person holds at a given time.

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Status Set

All the statuses a person holds at a given time.

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Role

Behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status.

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Role Set

Roles attached to a single status.

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ascribed status

includes involuntary positions

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achieved status

includes volunteer positions

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Master status

involve special importance for social identity, often shaping a person's life.

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role conflict

involves roles connected to two or more statuses

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role strain

involves roles connected to a single status

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role exit

involves disengaging from social roles

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ethnomethodology

study of the way people make sense of their everyday surroundings