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Social Structure
relatively stable patterns of social interaction that characterize human social life.
a social position that an individual holds
status symbol
something that identifies the status one occupies and suggests how others should interact with them
norms associated with a particular status
Role vs. Status
we occupy a status but we play or enact a role
Role conflict
expectations for the roles connected with one status clash with thos
instrumental leader
task leader
primarily concerned with making the decisions that will help the group achieve it's goals
expressive leader
concentrates on keeping the morale high
experiment found 1/3 of subjects went along with wrong answer in order to conform
Pastoral Society
environmentally mandated alternative to horticulture rather than an advancement over it

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam developed here
Agarian Society
use animal power to produce levels of surplus food
lifelong process where we learn our culture, develop our sense of self, and become functioning members of society
Gender Socialization
process by which individuals learn the cultural behavior of feminimity or masculinity
Social identity
part of the self that is built up over time through participation in social life
looking glass self
Cooley- "use other people as a mirror to ourselves"
cognitive structures used to understand the world and process new information
Agents of sociolization
people, groups, social institutions that provide the critical information needed for children to become the fully functioning members of society.
Social interaction
the way in which people behave toward and respond to one another in a reciprocal manner.
the study of how people socially construct their everyday world and give meaning to their expectations and interactions
self-fulfilling prophecy
your expectations about others lead them to behave in ways they confirm the expectations