Roles and Relationships
Give financial and emotional support and stability
o Enforce discipline
Help develop children emotionally
Assist children with socialization and teach them how to be a productive member of soc
The family and social change
1) Identify and explain one difference between family and a household.
A household can consist of a couple without children meaning that though they are a household,
they have not yet
In lower class families the children tend to share more things, such as beds, and the parents are
hardly home due to work so the older children watch out for the younger ones. In lower class families
gender roles are a
Typical family structure
Gangs form due to the absence of family and unconditional love. A gang in
itself is a surrogate family created by a group of individuals. Most often it is youths
joining and the adult role models
Perspectives & Approaches
An approach that seeks to understand human behavior in its broader social context
Philosophy or social theory based on the ideas of Karl Marx.
A broad range of approaches dealing wi
Sociologist who believe that research can be unaffected by their personal prejudices and
values are mistaken. Explain and asses this claim.
Sociologist who believe their research can be carried out, unaffected by their perso
The Stanford prison experiment
By: Philip Zimbardo
1) What is the subject of the study?
To show how the taking of social roles would lead to excessive conformity to those roles.
To test the dispositional hypothesis.
Bobo doll experiment:
o Aim-Investigating if social behaviors can be acquired by imitation and observation
o Ethical problems-the children themselves did not consent to the experiment
o Logistical problemseasy t