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Chapter 4 Notes - SOCIAL INTERACTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE...

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SOCIAL INTERACTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE S OCIAL I NTERACTION - The process by which people act and react in relation to others. S TATUS - A social position that a person hold in society. *everybody occupies a number of statuses – positions such as pharmacy student, female, daughter, etc. S TATUS S ET - All the statuses that a person holds at a given time. Eg .: daughter, wife, corporate executive, etc. A SCRIBED S TATUS - a social position one receives at birth or takes on involuntarily later in life (a position over which the individual has no control. Eg .: young, old or male, or female, black or white, etc. A CHIEVED S TATUS - a social position that a person takes on voluntarily and reflects personal ability and effort (a position over which the individual has some control.) Eg .: a spouse, a college student, a political leader, etc. M ASTER S TATUS - A status that has special importance for social identity, often shaping a person’s entire life.
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