Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/12

Click to flip

12 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
Ethnocentrism
Selective Perception based on individual background, attitudes, and biases that leads one to believe in the superiority of one's nation or ethnic group.
Political Socialization
The process by which we develop our political attitudes, values, and beliefs.
Demographics
The study of the characteristics of a populations.
Political predisposition
A characteristic of individuals that is predictive of political behavior.
Reinforcing Cleavages
Divisions within a society that reinforce one another, making groups more homogeneous or similar.
Cross-cutting Cleavages
Divisions within a society that cut accross demographic categories to produce groups that are more heterogeneous or different.
Manifest Destiny
A notion held by nineteenth century Mericans that the US was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans.
Race
A grouping of human beings with common characteristics presumed to be transmitted genetically.
Ethnicity
A socail division based on national origin, religion, language, and often, race.
Gender Gap
The difference between the political opinions of men and of women.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
An estimate of all economic activity of a nation, including goods and services.
Socioeconomic Status
A division of population based on occupation, income, and education