DSOC Final Review

DSOC Final Review - DSOC Final Review Ascribed...

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DSOC Final Review Ascribed status=statuses given at birth such as race, age, gender, etc. Achieved status=statuses that come to us largely through our own efforts-lawyer, pianist, etc. Master status=status that dominates others and thereby determines a person’s general position in society Social role=set of expectations for people who occupy a given social position or status Role conflict=incompatible expectations arise from 2 or more social positions held by the same person (ex.-teacher and father to a student) Role strain=difficulty that arises when role conflict occurs Role exit=leaving a role that is central to one’s identity in order to establish a new role or identity (ex.-divorcing, retiring, recovering from alcoholism) Primary group=small, relatively long period of interaction, intimate, face-to-face association, some emotional depth to relationships, cooperative, friendly Secondary group=large, relatively short duration, often temporary, little social intimacy or mutual understanding, relationships are generally superficial, more formal and
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