A commitment to the full development of one's personality, talents, and potential. (A new american value.)
The process by which a norm becomes a part of an individual's personality, thus conditioning that individual to conform to society's expectations.
Rewards or punishments uswed to enforce conformity to norms.
An action that rewards a particular kind of behavior.
An action that is used to discourage an undesired behavior.
A reward or punishment given by a formal organization, such as a school, business or government.
A spontaneous expression of approval or disapproval given by an individual or group.
The enforcing of norms through either internal(self control) or external(police, courts, religion, family) means.
A system of beliefs or ideas that justify the social, moral, religious, political or economic interests held by a group or by society.
A long-term conscious effort to promote or prevent social change.
The knowlegde and tools people use to manipulate their environment.
The process of spreading culture traits from one society to another.
The process of adapting borrowed culture traits.
The situation in which some aspects of the culture change less rapidly (or lag behind) others. (Ex: material culture is much faster than nonmaterial.)