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Click to edit Master subtitle style  5/1/11 SOCI 1080 Deviant Behavior Cognitive Deviance
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 5/1/11 Cognition : What one believes to be true. One's  beliefs, disbeliefs, guesses, suspicions, and  judgments. Cognitive Deviance Holding a belief or "knowing" that a given claim is valid,  despite the fact the belief is unconventional and non- normative. Cognitive Deviance
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 5/1/11 Normatively  - it violates a dominant belief system Reactively  - an audience- adherents are likely to  be condemned or punished by mainstream  society. Social rules not only apply to how one behaves, but  to how and what one thinks (or even is presumed to  Two Ways a Belief Becomes 
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 5/1/11 "Pure" cognitive deviance involves beliefs that are  unlikely to translate into deviant behavior: - Although many deviant beliefs are often viewed as  strange--even comical, and they may not be  associated with threats to significant groups; those  who hold deviant beliefs can be stigmatized,  isolated, and even destroyed. Deviant Beliefs vs Deviant 
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 5/1/11 We regard some beliefs as conventional, because  they are the dominant beliefs embedded in our  social institutions and it is our social institutions  which sanction deviant beliefs. What humans think (about) is rooted in the  material and social world, so beliefs arise through  our social interactions with others. The Social Functions of Belief 
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According to Marx: The way we think at a particular time and place is  a reflection of the economic arrangements of the  society in which we live. The nature of society's  ideational world i.e. art, politics, religion, science  and justice system, is determined by economics  relations. The most influential ideas are those  possessed by the dominant social class. "The class which has the means of  material 
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