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Soc. Ch. 5

Society keyterms
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achieved status
those who attained by virtue of individual effort.
aquired status
You status given at birth.
collective conciousness
the body of beliefs that are common to a community or society and that give people a sense of belonging.
cyberspace interaction
An interaction when two or more people share a virtual reality experience.
division of labor
systematic interrational of different tasks that develops complex society.
ethnomethodology
this means people and mode of study deloberately disrupting social norms.
game theory
A mathematical theory that regards human interaction as a game.
geminschaft
german for community, a state characterized by a sense of common feeling.
gesellschaft
societies with fewer personal ties, these have an eleaborate division of labor.
group
a collection of individuals who interact and communicate, share norms snd grades.
imprinting
a process whereby a newborn attaches itself to the first seen object.
macroanalysis
analysis of the whole of society, how it is organized and how it changes.
master status
characteristics of a personality that overrides the other traits.
microanalysis
analysis of the smallest most immediate visible parts of society.
macroanalysis
analysis of whole society, how it is organized.
mechanical solidarity
unity based on similarity, not different roles.
post industrial society
society economically dependent on production and distribution of services.
proxemic communication
meaning conveyed by the amount of space between interacting individuals.
role
behavior others exspect from a person associated with a particular status.
role conflict
two or more roles are associated with contradictory exspectations.
role modeling
we imitate behavior of another person that we admire.
role set
includes all the roles occupied by the person at a given time.
role strain
a single role brings conflicting experience
social institution
an established and organized system of social behavior.
social interaction
a behavior between two or more people that is a given meaning by them.
social organization
this describes the order established in social groups at any level.
Communication
behavior studied by linguist, authors and sociologists.
Nonverbal communication is used how often?
This is used alot more than verbal communication is.