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Chapter 6-Social Interaction in Everyday life

Chapter 6-Social Interaction in Everyday life - Chapter 6...

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Chapter 6: Social Interaction in Everyday Life Social Interaction – the process by which people act and react in relation to others Status – a recognized social position that an individual occupies Status Set – refers to all the statuses a person holds at a given time Ascribed and Achieved Status: Ascribed Status – is a social position that someone receives at birth or assumes involuntarily later during life Achieved Status – an achieved status refers to a social position that someone assumes voluntarily at that reflects personal ability and effort Master Status – a status that has exceptional importance for social identity often shaping a persons life Role – behaviour expected of someone who holds a particular status Role Set – to identify a number of roles attached to a single status Role Conflict – incompatibility among roles corresponding to two or more status’ Role Strain – refers to incompatibility among roles corresponding to a single status
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