What is the correct sociological term for all people with a common status, such as "college students"?
Charles Cooley referred to a small social group whose members share personal and enduring relationships using the term
Which of the following attributes is NOT characteristic of secondary groups?
Close enduring friendships
Stanley Milgram's research, in which subjects used a "shock generator," showed
CONFORMITY and OBEDIENCE to LEADERS
What is the sociological term coined by Irving Janis for a limited understanding of some issue caused by group conformity?
Which of the following terms refers to a social group that people use as a point of evaluation in making evaluations or decisions?
What is the term for a social position that is received at birth or involuntarily assumed later in life?
What is the term for a social position that is assumed voluntarily and that reflects a significant measure of personal ability and effort?
Sociologists use what term to refer to behavior people expect of someone who holds a particular status?
What plays a part in the reality we construct within social interaction?
ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE CORRECT
In what way do men and women typically differ in their use of space?
Men commonly use more space than women
When interacting with people of an unfamiliar cultural background,:
what is funny to people in one society is often lost on those from another society.
What is the term for the beliefs, values, behavior, and material objects that, together, constitute a people's way of life?
Humans stand out among all forms of life as the only species that
relies on culture to ensure survival.
Cultural transmission refers to the process of:
passing cultural patterns from one generation to another.
Standards by which people who share culture define what is desirable, good, and beautiful are called:
Which of the following is NOT a value central to U.S. culture, by sociologist Robin Williams?
Wrong-doing such as an adult forcing a child to engage in sexual activity is an example of violating:
It is correct to say that the development of more complex technology:
is mostly negative in its effects
The spread of virtual culture means that culture is now less likely to be
passed down from one generation to the next.
The distinction between high culture and popular culture is based primarily
the social standing of the people who display the cultural pattern.
Cultural patterns that are widespread among a society's population are referred to as:
Multiculturalism is defined as:
an educational program recognizing the cultural diversity of the United States and promoting equality of all cultural traditions
Cultural integration refers to the fact that:
change in one cultural pattern is usually linked to changes in others.
Comparing college students of the late 1960s, today's students are most likely to be concerned with:
The term "cultural lag" refers to the fact that:
some cultural elements change more quickly than others.
The text states that cultural change is set in motion in three general ways
invention, discovery, and diffusion
A person who criticizes the Amish farmer as backward for tilling his fields with horses (instead of a tractor) is exhibiting:
We all participate in numerous subcultures without necessarily becoming very committed to any of them. T/F
The tragic case of Anna, the isolated girl studied by Kingsley Davis, best shows that
without social experience, a child is incapable of thought or meaningful action.
What is the term for a person's fairly consistent pattern of acting, thinking, and feeling?
Based on both the Harlows' research with rhesus monkeys and the case of Anna the isolated child, one might reasonably conclude
long-term social isolation leads to permanent developmental damage in both monkeys and humans.
The special contribution of schooling to the socialization process includes
exposing the child to a bureaucratic setting.
When people model themselves after the members of peer groups they would like to join, they are engaging in
In historical perspective, the power of the mass media in the socialization process has
increased over time
On average, a U.S. household has at least one television turned on for __________ hours a day.
Looking at childhood in global perspective, we find that
rich societies extend childhood much longer than poor societies do.
Industrial societies typically define people in old age as
less aware and important than younger adults.