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Referred to as a social position that an individual occupies. Each one is part of our social identity defining our relationship with others.
The process by which people act and react in relation to others and the meaning we attach to their actions. Through interaction, we create the reality in which we live.
Conflict between roles corresponding to two or more statuses. Being pulled in several different directions.
Social Construction of Reality
Describes the process by which people creatively shape reality through background assumptions, social interaction, and life experiences. This is the foundation of the symbolic-interaction perspective.
The study of how people use common sense understanding to make sense of what others do and say.
Hand movements, gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, may convey information resulting in invited interaction, insult, deception, or to supplement spoken words.
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