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_______ is the process by which people act and react in relation to others
Social interaction
______ is a recognized social position that an individual occupies
____ is a social position that someone receives at birth or involuntarily assumes later in life.
ascribed status
____ consists of behavior expected of someone who holds a particular status
_____ refers to incompatibility among roles corresponding to a single status.
role strain
the process by which people disengage from social roles that have been central to their lives
role exit
the _____ is the process by which individuals creatively shape reality through social interaction
social construction of reality
_____ consists of the definition of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance.
Dramaturgical analysis
_____ consists of communication using body movements, gestures and facial expressions rather than speech.
Nonverbal communication
____ are primary groups in that they are the first groups we experience in life and because they are of central importance in the socialization process.
______ are large, impersonal social groups whose members pursue a specific goal or activity.
secondary groups
_______ focus on instrumental concerns, make decisions on their own and demand strict compliance from subordinates.
Authoritarian Leaders
_______ downplay their position and power, allowing the group to function more or less on its own.
Laissez-faire leaders
the tendency of group members to conform by adopting a narrow view of some issue
_______ are large, secondary groups that are organized to achieve goals efficiently.
Formal organizations
type of organzation distinguished by involuntary membership (prisons, asylums).
Coercive organizations
_______ is an organizational model rationally designed to perform complex tasks efficiently
__________ signifies a preoccupation with organizational rules and regulations to the point of thwarting an organization’s goals (emergency room nurse ignoring seriously hurt patient in filling out hospital paperwork).
bureaucratic ritualism
______ is the tendency of bureaucratic organizations to perpetuate themselves at all costs (the size of government constantly grows larger).
bureaucratic inertia
The rule of the many by the few
_____ is defined as the recognized violation of cultural norms
_______ involves the assertion that deviance and conformity result, not so much from what people do, but from how others respond.
Labeling Theory
who came up with primary and secondary deviance
The _____ is the transformation of moral and legal issues into medical matters.
medicalization of deviance
______ consists of crimes committed by persons of high social position in the course of their occupations.
White-collar crime

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