Review Guide for Midterm Exam

Review Guide for Midterm Exam - Socy230 Andrews Review...

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Socy230 Andrews Review Guide for Midterm Exam Chapter 1 Organizations Symbolic interactionism (SI) Breaching experiments Social psychology Social institution Psychology Social structure Group processes (GP) Macrosociology Roles Microsociology Sociology Sociological imagination Social structure and personality (SSP) Culture Ethnomethodology Social norms Values Status Role conflict Role overload 1. How does sociology approach social psychology differently from psychology? Sociology is more about the study of the outside world and how it effects a person and makes them behave in a certain way where as psychology is more about what goes on inside of ones body and the brain and why someone acts a certain way. 2. Is sociological social psychology considered a macro- or microsociology? A microsociology 3. What exactly do ‘breaching experiments’ breach? Breeching experiments were initially done to highlight norms – a lot of people now consider them unethical – now that the norms are there we should not break them – doing a breeching experiment is doing a code of conduct/ a norm to highlight its power. And if you think of all sorts of different examples, one of the common examples is that we often have expressions that we don’t often mean what we say. “How are you?” It would freak someone out and make them feel awkward if we actually told them how we really feel. Breeching experiments are breaking some sort of norm to highlight how powerful this etiquette is. 4. What are the three dominant perspectives in sociological social psychology? Interactionist perspective: focuses on the role of language, symbols, and the social construction of meaning. Group processes: focuses on group dynamics and how people behave in groups. Social structure and personality: focuses on social structure, statuses, and roles. 5. What is the difference between a ‘role’ and a ‘status’? A status is a position; A role is social expectations (associated with a certain position) 1
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Socy230 Andrews 6. Why might students with part-time jobs be more likely to experience role conflict? They are conflicted about which role they should be playing and acting at what time: sometimes schoolwork can interfere with their job and it is hard to prioritize which one is more important and at what time. 7. Is the World Wildlife Fund an organization or an institution? An organization. 2
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Socy230 Andrews Chapter 2 Proximity principle Agency Collective behavior Reference groups Social networks Social construction Components principle Primary groups Power Society Indiana and Iowa schools Symbols Language Small groups Justice Thomas theorem Psychology principle Secondary groups Social forces Chicago school Triad Group Legitimacy Dyad 1. What are the two schools of symbolic interactionism? How do they differ? Chicago and Iowa perspectives on social psychology
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course SOCY 230 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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