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15 Cards in this Set

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The process by which people act and react in relation to others
Social interaction
A social position that a person occupies
All the statuses a person holds at a given time
Status set
A social position a person receives at birth or assumes involuntarily that reflects personal ability and effort
Achieved status
a status that a society defines as having special importance for social identity, often shaping a person's entire life
Master status
Behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status
A number of roles attached to a single status
Role set
Conflict among the roles corresponding to two or more statuses
Role conflict
Tension among the roles connected to a single status
Role strain
The process by which people creatively shape reality through social interaction
Social construction of reality
W.I.Thomas's assertion that situations that are defined as real are real in their consequences
Thomas theorem
Harold Grafinkel's term for the study of the way people make sense of their everyday surroundings
Erving Goffman's term for a person's efforts to create specific impressions in the minds of others
Presentation of self
Communication using body movements, gestures, and facial expressions rather than speech
Nonverbal communication
The surrounding area over which a person makes some claim to privacy
Personal space