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System of social interaction that includes both culture and social organization.
Refers to meaningful behavior between two or more people.
Refers to the technique sociologist use to investigate the small, less complex, and less differentiated.
Refers to the technique sociologists use to comprehend society as a whole.
Describes the order established in social groups.
Established and organized systems of social behavior with recognized purposes.
When people play similar roles within society.
Occurs when people play a great variety of roles in society.
Ones that directly use, modify or till the land as a major means of survival.
They use machines and other advanced technologies to produce and distribute goods and services.
They depend on the production of goods and distributions of services, information and knowledge.
- Individuals who interact with each other
- Share goals and norms
- Have a subjective awareness of themselves as a distinct social unit
Established position or rank in a social structure that carries with it: prestige or social value. (Job)
Complete set of statuses occupied by one person at a given time.
When two of your statuses have a block within them.
Status attained by independent effort.
Status that is automatically assigned to a person at birth.
Dominant status for an individual that overrides all other features of a person's identity.
Expected behavior or collections of expectations associated with a particular status.
Includes all of the roles occupied by a person at a given time.
Process in which one imitates the behavior of an admired person.
Occurs when two or more roles have contradictory expectations.
A condition in which a single role brings conflicting expectations.
Argues that our perception of what is real is determined by the subjective meaning that we attribute to an experience.
Social Construction of Reality
Argues that social interactions are determined by the rewards or punishments that we receive from other people.
Social Exchange Theory
A mathematical and economic theory that predicts human interaction.
- Has the characteristics of a "game".
Social Game Theory
Includes both verbal and non-verbal communication.