lecture 11-1 - Labeling theory is symbolic interaction...

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Labeling theory is symbolic interaction perspective on deviance Robert Merton: strain theory Merton’s theory of Anomie: o Deviance and conformity depend on individual responses to culturally valued goals and socially approved means for attaining those goals Outcomes in Merton’s Theory: o Conformity: accept goals and use approved means to attain them o Innovation: accept goals, but reject approved means of attaining them o Ritualism: reject cultural goals but accept socially approved means to attain them o Retreatism: reject cultural goals and reject socially approved means for attaining those goals o Rebellion: reject cultural goals and substitute new ones to be attained by new means Theodore Newcomb’s Theory of Interpersonal Attraction: o Promiscuity increases likelihood of communication o Communication leads to reciprocal attitude change that results in increased similarity o Similarity of attitudes leads to attraction Propinquity: proximity, nearness in place and time
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 001 taught by Professor Lovaglia during the Fall '07 term at University of Iowa.

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