Stereotypes – to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same
Components of social structure – culture, social class, social status, roles, groups, and social institutions.
Social Class - a division of a society based on social and economic status
Social Status – is the position or rank of a person or group, within the society
Role Performance – The actual behavior of the person who occupies a status
Goffmans Dramaturgy – The study of social interaction in everyday life
Obedience and Control – A form of social influence in which a person accepts orders from an authority figure
Gender Socialization – The process of educating and instructing males and females as to the norms, behaviors, values, and beliefs of group membership as men or women.
Influence of IN-Groups – The process in a social group which a person psychologically identifies as being an accepted memeber
Out-Groups – A group in which the individual does not identify or feels that they belong.
Deviance – The act of defying or departing from the accepted standards of society
Norms – A standard pattern or action in social behavior that is typical or expected of a group
Functionalism – A social process of the individual that works to help promote solidarity and stability in society
Conflict Theory – The social, political, or material inequality of a social group that perpetuates inequality to detract from social functionalism
Symbolic Interactionism – Social interaction and communication that is facilitated by words, gestures