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Unformatted text preview: groupthink to describe a phenomenon wherein individuals in positions of power cave in to pressure to agree with the rest of their group until there is only one possible course of action to take. Lemert, Edwin- (19121996) The sociologist who differentiated between primary deviance and secondary deviance. Lemert contended that the difference between primary deviance and secondary deviance is in the reactions that other people have to the original act of deviance. Lewis, Oscar- (19141970) A social economist who coined the term culture of poverty . Lewis maintained that poor people do not learn the norms and values that can help them improve their circumstances and become locked in a cycle of poverty. Liazos, Alexander- (1941 ) A sociologist who analyzed the relationship between deviance and power. Liazos concluded that the people most likely to be labeled as deviant were those who were relatively powerless....
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