SOCIAL PROBLEMS MID TERM
TEPPERMAN CH 1 – INTRO
A social condition or pattern of behavior that is believed
to warrant public concern and collective action.
The ability to see connections between one’s own life
(micro-events), the social world in which one lives
(macro-events), and between personal or private troubles
and public issues. It enables people to distinguish
between personal troubles and public issues.
Describes people who ‘discover’ and attempt to publicize
reformers who are disturbed by particular types of evil
they see in the world and will not rest until something is
done to correct the problem.
Gestures, artifacts, and words that represent something
The rules and expectations of the society pertaining to
appropriate behaviors under various social
circumstances. They regulate behavior in different
situations and large-scale norm violation often is viewed
as a social problem – problem occurs when traditionally
normative behavior is violated.
The specific duties and obligations expected of those
who occupy a specific social status.
A set of people, defined by formal or informal criteria of
membership, who feel unified or are bound together in
stable patterns of interaction.
Public expressions of feelings and attitude typically
based on false or exaggerated perceptions, that some
cultural behavior or group of people (frequently a
minority group) is dangerously deviant and pose a
menace to society.
Hidden, unstated and sometimes unintended
consequences of activities in an organization or
The visible and intended goals, consequences, or effects
of social structures and institutions.
A theory that studies the process by which individuals
interpret and respond to the actions of others and that
conceives of society as the product of this continuous
face-to-face interaction; a microsociological approach
that focuses on individuals and small groups
A theory emphasizing the way each part of society
functions to fulfill the needs to the society as a whole;
; a macrosociological