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advanddisadvlabeling - Individual variation, deviance, and...

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Individual variation, deviance, and exceptionalities Classification and labeling -involves judgments about people’s characteristics characteristics may be objective or subjective height = objective beauty = subjective The judgments rely on standards that are either explicit/implicit Explicit : objective measures like standardized tests Implicit : less forml Most influential people- your parents -standards may come from many sources (ex: the media, family, and reflection) individuals/institutions may classify and label -individuals “informal labels” -institutions “formal labels” consequences follow Classification and labeling are ubiquitous -classification makes new experiences more familiar and interpretable Formal labels -unlike informal labels which are given by individuals, formal ones are given by institutions (ex: felon, person with mental retardation) -standards used by institutions are usually more explicit than ones used by individuals -because they carry the weight of an institution, formal labels are harder to get rid of than informal ones
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EDUC 230 taught by Professor Ferretti during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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