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Lab Notes for midterm #2 - February 20th Chapter 5 Social...

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February 20 th Chapter 5, Social Structure and Anomie, by Merton Cultural Goals and Institutional Norms Strain: The strain that occurs between the culturally defined goals and the cultural means to reach them Assumes people value something in life Occurs when there is a strain between means and goals Blocked opportunity structure- no chance Types of Individual Adaptation: 1. Conformity a. Dominant—most people fall into b. They follow cultural means to achieve goals c. Society couldn’t exist without conformity 2. Innovation a. Value the goals but can’t get there through legitimate means so they turn to other things i. i.e. robbery, theft, etc 3. Ritualism a. Follow means but scale back/give up on goals b. Go through the motions of means, not exactly trying i. EX: Office Space 4. Retreatism a. Not really participating b. Given up on goals and means i. i.e. Homeless, alcoholics, drug addicts 5. Rebellion a. Reject the legitimate goals, reject legitimate means and replication with new ones
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Chapter 6, Differential Association, by Sutherland and Cressey 9 key features of Differential Association theory: Social learning process where people come participate in deviant/criminal behavior 1. ***Criminal behavior is learned*** a. You have to learn it you don’t just automatically know it 2. Criminal behavior is learned in interaction with other persons in a process of communication 3. ***The principal part of the learning of criminal behavior occurs within intimate personal groups*** a. Through the interaction process of friends and acquaintances 4. ***When criminal behavior is learned, the learned includes (a) techniques of committing the crime, and (b) the motives, drives, rationalizations, and attitudes*** a. You perceive the affects b. You learn the techniques of how to and rationalizations on why you are 5. The nature of drives is learned from the definitions of the legal codes as favorable or unfavorable 6. ***A person becomes delinquent because of an excess of definitions favorable to violation of law over definitions unfavorable to violation of law*** a. When people become deviant of criminal 7. ***Differential associations vary in frequency, duration, priority, and intensity*** a. Bring people into deviance b. How important is it? 8. The process of learning criminal behavior is the same as any other type of learning 9. ***Criminal behavior results from an expression of general needs and values, just like all other behavior*** February 27 th Chapter 21: Adoption of a “Fat” Identity, by Degher and Hughes Four Stages of the Identity Change Process 1. Initial Status
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a. How you look at yourself they don’t see themselves in this light b. Don’t see themselves through the eyes of society or as having a weight problem 2. Recognizing a. Sometimes they get it sometimes they don’t b. Active cues help people connect and realize 3. Placing a. Cognitive/internal i. When someone places themselves in a new category or status
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course SOCY 1004 taught by Professor Adler during the Winter '05 term at Colorado.

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Lab Notes for midterm #2 - February 20th Chapter 5 Social...

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