A role expected behavior associated with a particular

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A Role – expected behavior associated with a particular status; Role modeling is imitating or copying the way someone else in that role behaves.
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Social Interaction and Society Role sets are all the roles occupied by the person at a given time. Role conflict: When two or more roles impose conflicting expectations . Role strain is conflicting expectations within a single role.
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Social Interaction and Society The meaning assigned to any behavior, speech, or action varies from culture to culture. Not everyone in the world thinks, behaves, or feels about something the same way you do. This is called, cultural relativity or culturally relative .
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Social Interaction and Society Communication and behavior are studied by linguists, authors, sociologists and many others Language is restricted by societal values and tradition. Nonverbal communication is used more often than verbal behavior.
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Social Interaction and Society What holds or breaks up human relationships? Human relationships are patterned by social forces and are predictable. 75% of our time is spent with other people.
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Social Interaction and Society Even with cyberspace dating, physical attractiveness influences one’s choices.
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Theories About Analyzing Social Interaction Sociologists use four different theories of human interactions and relationships: 1. The social construction of reality 2. Ethnomethodology 3. Impression management & Dramaturgy 4. Social exchange theory
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Theories About Analyzing Social Interaction The social construction of reality: our perception of what is real is determined by the subjective meaning we assign to an experience. There is no objective “reality” in itself. Things do not have their own intrinsic meaning; it is subjectively imposed on them.
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Theories About Analyzing Social Interaction Ethnomethodology : study norms by violating them to reveal the people’s standards. See how people react to disruption and what they did to restore the normative order. The basic premise of this approach is that everyone expects the same things.
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Theories About Analyzing Social Interaction Impression management : how one watches and manipulates another's behavior and adjusts theirs to the other’s expectations. Goffman likened this to a con game . Goffman called this the dramaturgical approach and likens it to a stage play .
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5 Socialization and Social Structure Theories About Analyzing Social Interaction People present themselves in different ways in different situations with different people.
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