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the process by which people act and react in relation to others
positions in society that are used to classify individuals
A social position assigned to a person by society without regard for the person's unique talents or characteristics.
a social position a person takes on voluntarily that reflects personal ability and effort
A status that has special importance for social identity, often shaping a person's entire life
Behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status
The person with whom one interacts while playing a particular role; each role partner provides a different set of behavioral expectations.
a number of roles attached to a single status
condition in which the performance of a role in one status interferes with the performance of a role in another status
difficulty in satisfying multiple requirements of the same role
dropping of one identity for another
A set of individuals who interact with each other and share some elements of identity.
A social group whose members have interests, social position, and age in common
group into which an individual is born, adopted, or married
A social group toward which a member feels respect and loyalty
a social group toward which a person feels a sense of competition or opposition
A group that provides an individual with a model for appropriate actions, values, and worldviews.
People who associate with each other on a regular basis for no other reason than to spend time together are usually members of:
A large and impersonal social group whose members pursue a specific goal or activity.
Interaction process analysis
A technique of observing and immediately classifying the activities of small groups.
Individuals are compliant with the group's goals, even when the group's goals may be in direct contrast to the individual's goals.
The mode of thinking that occurs when the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic appraisal of alternatives.
Connections through a web of weaker social interactions outside of group-specific interactions.
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