Flashcards in Social Interaction Deck (44)
positions in society that are used to classify individuals
a status that is given involuntarily due to such factors as face, ethnicity, gender and family background.
a status that is gained as a result of ones efforts or choices such as being a doctor
the status by which a person is most identified
each status has this
a set of beliefs, values, attitudes, and norms that define expectations for those who hold the status
the carrying out of behaviors associated with a given role.
the person with whom one is interacting
the various roles associated with a status
occurs when one has difficult satisfying the requirements of multiple roles simultaneously
difficulty in satisfying multiple requirements of the same role.
the dropping of one identity for another
consists of two or more people who share similar characteristics and a sense of unity.
self selected group formed around similar interests, age and statuses
the group into which an individual is born, adopted married
one with which an individual identifies
one with which an individual competes or opposes
a group to which an individual compares him to herself.
those that contain strong, emotional bonds
often temporary and contain fewer emotional bonds and weaker bonds overall
a group unified by feelings of togetherness due to shared believes, ancestry or geography
a group unified by mutual self-interests in achieving a goal
occurs when members begin to conform to one another's views and ignore outside perspectives
an observable pattern of social relationships between individuals or groups
bodies of people with a structure and future designed to achieve specific goals. They exist outside of each individual's membership within the organization
basic organization of society
a rational system of political organization, administration, discipline and control
iron law of oligarchy
states that democratic or bureaucratic systems naturally shift to being ruled by an elite group.
commonly used to refer to a shift in focus toward efficiency, predictability, calculability and control in these societies
states that there are universal emotions, along with corresponding expressions which can be understood across cultures.