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Unformatted text preview: 11-14-07 Introduction To Sociology Vocab Ch. 7KEY TERMS-moral code-the symbolic system in terms of which behavior takes on the quality of being good or bad, right or wrong-deviant behavior-behavior that fails to conform to the rules or norms of the group in question-mechanisms of social control-ways of directing or influencing members behavior to conform to the groups values and norms-internal means of control-operates on the individual even in the absence of reactions by others-external means of control-other peoples responses to a persons behavior-rewards and punishments-sanctions-rewards and penalties that a groups members use to regulate an individuals behavior-positive sanctions-actions that encourage the individual to continue acting in a certain way-negative sanctions-actions that discourage the repetition or continuation of the behavior-formal sanctions-applied in a public ritual-as in the awarding of a prize or the announcement of expulsion-and are usually under the direct or indirect control of authorities-informal positive sanctions-displays people use spontaneously to express their approval of anothers...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY unknown taught by Professor Tischler during the Spring '08 term at Mass Colleges.
- Spring '08