Study Guide for Sociology

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Study Guide for Sociology Social Norm- rules or guidelines that guide behavior in a specific situation; definite  principles or rules that people are expected to observe. Value- Idea about what is worthwhile Roles -The parts played by a person who occupies that particular status Status -ones position in society, such as woman, mother, daughter, plumber Ascribed Status- a person’s position or ranking assigned on the basis of  standards over which the individual has little or no control, such as age, race, or  sex.  Achieved Status -A person’s position or ranking achieved at least partly through  personal efforts or failings Materialist conception of History -its not ideas or values human beings hold that  are the main source of social change-it is primarily prompted by economic  influences like conflicts between classes, rich and poor-provide motivation for  historical development. Anomie -Normlessness; conflict between norms, weakened respect for norms, or  absence of norms   Functionalism- The theoretical view that stresses how the parts of a society or 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCY 100 taught by Professor Laureau during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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