Week 8: Final Exam: Culture and Society - 60436
Not yet graded / 40 pts
(TCOs 5, 6, and 8) Define and give examples of ascribed status, achieved status,
master status, role conflic,t and role strain.
out of 250
Chapter 4. Ascribed status is a social position you are born with
or into (being male), achieved status is a social position you earn
through your own merit (college student), master status is the
one status that you occupy that most clearly defines who you are
(usually your occupation), role conflict is the incompatibility of
expectations from different roles from two statuses that you
occupy at the same time (boss and family both need you at the
same time), role strain is the incompatibility of expectations from
different roles from a single status that you occupy (daughter’s
science fair is at same time as son’s Math Olympics).