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Introduction to Sociology Word game

Paul Temple

Vocabulary words from Chapters 1-4

Nonverbal interaction a large group of people who rank close to one another in wealth, power, and prestige.
Reliability stages of our life as we got from birth to death
Social Inequality General statement about how some parts of the world fit together and how they work
Macrosociology the framework that surrounds us
total institution analysis of social life that focuses on broad features of society
Nonmaterial Culture A social condition in which privileges and obligations are given to some but denied to others
Division of labor One anticipates a future role, one learns parts of it now
Theory the ways in which people use their bodies to communicate with one another
Microsociology Examine large-scale patterns in society
Validity the splitting of a group's or society's tasks into specialties
Pluralistic Society the use of one's culture for judging the ways of other individuals or societies
Taboo items used to identify a status
Society values that fit together
Achieved status the extent to which research produces reliable results
Culture shock the process by which people learn the characteristics of their group
Life course Disorientation that people experience when they come in contact with a different culture
Ethnocentrism collection of data by having people answer a series of questions
Macro-Level what people do when they are in one anothers presence
Social structure Group's expectations, or rules of behavior.
superego Marx's term for the struggle between capitalist and workers
Norms Society made up of many different groups
Value cluster Forms of communication
Resocialization the wyas in which society sets children onto different courses in life becuase they are male or female
Class Conflict the extent to which an operational defination measures what it was intended to measure
Socialization People who respond to a survey, to express their own opinions
Respondents analysis of social life that focuses on social interaction
Sanctions the process of learning new norms, values, attitudes, and behaviors
Social class a group of individuals of roughly the same age who are linked by a common interest
Mass media position that is earned, is accomplised, or involves at least some effort of activity on the individuals part
Anticipatory Socialization Factors that vary
Ascribed status Freud's term for the conscience, the mornas and values that we have internalized
Social institutions gestures
Gender Socialization expressions of approval or disapproval given to people for upholding or violating norms
Social interaction the organized,usual, or standard ways by which society meets its basic needs
Gestures a norm so strong that it often brings revulsion if violated
Survey Groups way of thinking and doing
Variables Material objects that distinguish as group of people.
Status symbols A group of people who share a culture and a territory
Material Culture position that an individual either inherits at birth or recieves involuntarilly later in life
Peer group a place in which people are cut off from the rest of society and are almost totally controlled by the officials who run the place

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