WEEK 4 SOCIAL INTERACTION STUDENT COPY

WEEK 4 SOCIAL INTERACTION STUDENT COPY - Social Interaction...

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Social Interaction SOCI 200 Spring 2007
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Roles and Interactions Social interaction is the process of people orienting themselves to others and acting in response to each other’s behavior. Social = more than one person involved Interaction: people respond to each other Social interaction accomplishes some aim. Is directed toward some specific person/people.
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Social Status Social interaction depends a great deal on social status. Status is where a person “fits” in a society: Plumber, king, fireperson, doctor, student. You interact differently with people from different statuses because statuses have socially defined expectations (we expect different things from a king than a plumber than a student) Most people occupy several social statuses:
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All statuses have roles. Role is a set of behaviors, attitudes, obligations and privileges expressed by anyone who occupies a certain status. Different people come and go but roles
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course SOCI 200m taught by Professor Albright during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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