Lecture 10 Reality - Please turn off your phone Exam scores...

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Please turn off your phone Exam scores posted. Average=85 – Wow! Read Chapter 4 for today For next Monday read Chapter 5
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Today: 1. Social Construction of Reality 2. Roles and Statuses 3. Theoretical Paradigms 4. Social Construction of Crack Scare
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1. How do you know what is true? Truth Filters
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1. How do you know what is true? Truth 2. Social construction of reality Filters interactions with others influence our perceptions of reality Example: Social construction of stalking Us Shona Bassa
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The Thomas theorem If people define situations as “real” they become real In their consequence Self-fulfilling prophecies – saying something will happen increases the likelihood that it will Ex: Gasoline crisis Placebo effects
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Social Interactions construct reality Status -- (page 97) One person can have many different statuses Dance Partner Business Man Marathon Runner Harley Club Member Friend Boss
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Role (page 98) – group of expected behaviors EX: Student -- show up for class dress casually take notes, study for exam
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lecture 10 Reality - Please turn off your phone Exam scores...

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