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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Summary/Learning Objectives...

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Chapter 7 Summary/Learning Objectives Conformity and deviance are two ways in which people respond to real or imagined pressure from others. In this chapter, we examined the relationship between conformity, deviance, and mechanisms of social control. 1. A society uses social control to encourage the acceptance of basic norms. 2. Stanley Milgram defined conformity as going along with one's peers; obedience is defined as compliance with higher authorities in a hierarchical structure. 3. Some norms are so important to a society, they are formalized into laws. Socialization is a primary source of conforming and obedient behavior, including obedience to law. 4. Deviant behavior violates social norms. Some forms of deviance carry a negative social stigma, while other forms are more or less accepted. 5. From a functionalist point of view, deviance and its consequences help to define the limits of proper behavior. 6. Some interactionists maintain that people learn criminal behavior by interacting with others
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