Doubt frustration burnout unhappiness with current

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Doubt frustration, burnout, unhappiness with current status and roles 2. Search for Alternatives leave of absence from work, married couples trial separation 3. Action / Departure most people can identify a single turning point where they decided to exit their role 4. Create New Identity Freshmen leave the child role at home to create the role of the independent college student
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Elements of Social Structure: Groups The statuses we occupy, along with our role expectations, are linked with other statuses to form groups, the 2 nd element of social structure Types of Groups Primary & Secondary Groups In-Groups, Out-Groups, & Reference Groups Coalitions
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Elements of Social Structure: Groups A group consists of two or more people, united by a shared sense of purpose, who interact with each other over time in ways that distinguish them from outsiders The type of group we are in affects our level of commitment and participation.
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Elements of Social Structure: Groups Primary Groups (Cooley) : small group characterized by intimate, face-to-face association and cooperation Tend to be long-term commitments Usually families, but some form primary group-like connections with: - Teammates - Coworkers - Fellow street gang members Secondary Groups: formal, impersonal group with little social intimacy or mutual understanding Frequently short-term More formal, impersonal Still have a common purpose, but not such close bonds - Large college classes - Business associations
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Elements of Social Structure: Groups In-groups: a category of people who share a common identity and a sense of belonging Out-groups: a category of people who do not belong or do not fit into your group How does group membership shape our perception? Merton: “in-group virtues” vs “out-group vices” Loyalty, respect for others in our group We make excuses for mistakes made/crimes committed by others in our group Out-groups are ‘those’ people Lacks empathy and benefit of the doubt “In” vs. “Out” … it’s all relative to who is viewing it and what group they are in.
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Announcements No office hours tomorrow (Thursday) Available after class on Friday until 11:30 instead Exams are in the works, still have some makeup exams Quiz Friday now closes at 11:59pm
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Announcements: Mid-Semester Eval THANK YOU Microphone Slooow down Some concerns that the quizzes have so few questions that if you miss one, you end up with a low grade Poll on Moodle Quiz closure time – now 11:59pm Fridays More extra credit opportunities Social media distractions
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Announcements: Scholarship Opportunity Baton Rouge organization is offering three Southern, BRCC or LSU students a $1000 scholarship Focuses on building relationships between citizens and law enforcement NOBLE serves as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to Justice by Action. They serve more than 60,000 youth
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