socvocab - Social Facts Those aspects of social life that...

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Social Facts – Those aspects of social life that cannot be explained in terms of the biological or mental characteristics of the individual. People experience the social fact as external to themselves in the sense that it has an independent reality and forms a part of their objective environment. Experiment – A technique in which researchers work with two groups that are identical in all relevant respects. They introduce a change in one group, but not in the other group. The procedure permits researchers to test the effects of an independent variable on a dependent variable. Status – A position within a group or society; a location in a social structure. Ascribed status – a status assigned to an individual by a group or society. Achieved status – a status that individuals secure on the basis of choice and competition. Master status – a key or core status that carries primary weight in a person’s interactions and relationships with others. Norms – Social rules that specify appropriate and inappropriate behavior in given situations. Mores –
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