Flashcards in Terms - Sociology Deck (63)
Agents of socialization
People and institutions that shape an individual’s social development.
The process of learning how to plan the way to behave in new situations.
A large administration that pursues a wide variety of goals.
Based on facts, statistics, and data.
Unwanted child deserted at a young age and raised by animals.
Divisions that are created to help deal with a complex environment; these divisions operate independently but are connected to one another.
Child raised in near isolation within a human household.
An approach of sociology that analyzes social systems on a large scale.
The study of small groups and individuals within a society.
Expectations about how people should behave.
The application of the scientific method to obtain quantifiable data in order to understand society.
A set of people with whom an individual has strong emotional and personal connections.
The process of learning the basic skills needed to survive in society.
Social actions motivated by efficiency or benefit, not custom or emotion.
The process by which negative behaviour is transformed into socially acceptable behaviour.
The expected behaviour of a person in a particular social position.
The process of learning how to behave appropriately in group situations.
The effect of other people on a person’s thoughts and actions.
The continuing process where an individual learns the appropriate behavioural patterns, skills, and values for his or her social world.
A set of questions used on a sample of the population study about opinions, values, or actions.
Shared ideas and standards that are considered acceptable and binding.
The study of human social life, groups, and societies.
The way you define yourself to the world and to yourself.
Expectations attached to particular social positions.
An older or married woman who accompanies or supervises a young unmarried woman on social occasions.
The tendency to associate with those who are similar to us
The act of treating groups or individuals unfairly based on their race, gender, or other common characteristic; can be overt or systemic.
An exaggerate view or judgement made about a group or class of people.
Erroneous judgement, assumptions, opinions, or actions toward a person or group, based on the belief that one race is superior to another.