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Formal norms enforced by the stateLaws
38.6%
A stressful period of self-evaluation that begins at about age 40Midlife Crisis
38.1%
An established standard of behavior maintained by a societyNorm
34.4%
The totality of our shared language knowledge, materal objects, and behaviorCulture
32.5%
A segment of society that shares a distinctive patterns of mores, folkways, and values that differs from the pattern of the larger societySubculture
32.5%
A system of shared symbols; it includes speech, written characters, numberals, symbols, and nonverbal gestures and expressionsLanguage
31%
The lifelong process through which people learn the attitudes, values, and behaviors appropriate for members of a particular cultureSocialization
29.7%
A subculture that deliberately opposes certain aspects of the larger cultureCounterculture
28.3%
Expectations regarding the proper behavior, attitudes, and activities of males and femalesGender Role
24.7%
The tendency to assume that one's own culture and way of life represent what's normal or are superior to all othersEthnocentrism
24.4%
A theory that we become who we are based on how we think others see usLooking-glass self
24.4%
A distinct Identity that sets us apart from othersSelf
23.9%
A gesture, object, or word that forms the basis of human communicationSymbol
23.9%
A collective conception of what is considered good, desirable, and proper-or bad, undesirable, and improper-in a cultureValues
23.9%
The feelings of disorientation, uncertainty, and even fear that people experience when they encounter unfamiliar cultural practicesCulture Shock
23.6%
Norms deemed highly necessary to the welfare of a societyMores
22.8%
Norms governing everyday behavior, whose violation raise comparatively little concernFolkways
20.7%
An institution that regulates all aspects of a person's life under a single authority, such as a prison, the military, a mental hospital, or a conventTotal Institution
20.2%
The use of gestures, facial expressions, and other visual images to communicateNonverbal Communication
19.9%
The systematic study of how biology affects human social behaviorSociobiology
19.7%
The acting self that exists in relation to the MeI
17.6%
The process by which a cultural item spreads from group to group or society to societyDiffusion
17.3%
A ritual marking the symbolic transition from one social position to anotherRite of Passage
16%
The physical or technological aspects of our daily livesMaterial Culture
15.5%
A penalty or reward for conduct concerning a social normSanctions
15%
An individual who is the most important in the development of the self, such as a parent, friend, or teacherSignificant Other
14.4%
Sociology Terms % Correct
The generation of adults who simultaneously try to meet the competing needs of their parents and their childrenSandwich Generation
13.9%
The viewing of people's behavior from the perspective of their own cultureCultural Relativism
13.6%
The socialized self that plans actions and judges performances based on the standards we have learned from othersMe
13.4%
The process of discarding former behavior patterns and accepting new ones as part of a transition in one's lifeResocialization
13.4%
The process of introducing a new idea or object to a culture through discovery or inventionInnovation
13.1%
A period of adjustment when the nonmaterial culture is still struggling to adapt to new material conditionsCulture Lag
13.1%
Specialized language used by members of a group or subcultureArgot
11.8%
A common practice or belief shared by all societiesCultural Universal
11.5%
'Cultural information about how to use the material resources of the environment to satisfy human needs and desires'Technology
11.5%
The idea that the language a person uses shapes his or her perception of reality and therefore his or her thoughts and actionsSapir-Whorf Hypothesis
11.5%
Processes of socialization in which a person 'rehearses' for future positions, occupations, and social relationshipsAnticipatory Socialization
10.8%
A view of social interaction in which people are seen as theatrical performersDramaturgical Approach
10.5%
The structure of relationships within which culture is created and shared through regularized patterns of social interactionSociety
10.2%
The altering of the presentation of the self in order to create distinctive appearances and satisfy particular audiencesImpression Management
10.2%
An aspect of the socialization process within some total institutions, in which people are subjected to humiliating ritualsDegradation Ceremony
10%
A norm that generally has been written down and that specifies strict punishments for violatorsFormal Norms
10%
The process of mentally assuming the perspective of another and responding from that imagined viewpointRole Taking
9.7%
The attitudes, viewpoints, and expectations of society as a whole that a child takes into account in his or her behaviorGeneralized Other
9.4%
Ways of using material objects as well as customs, ideas, expressions, beliefs, knowledge, philosophies, governments, and patterns of communicationNonmaterial Culture
9.2%
The combination of existing cultural items into a form that did not exist before.Invention
9.2%
A norm that is generally understood but not precisely recordedInformal Norms
9.2%
The theory that children's thought progresses through four stages of developmentCognitive Theory of Development
8.9%
A set of cultural beliefs and practices that legitimates existing powerful social, economic, and political interestsDominant Ideology
8.7%
The process of making known or sharing the existence of an aspect of realityDiscovery
8.4%
The efforts people make to maintain a proper image and avoid public embarrassmentFace-Work
8.4%
A research orientation in which sociologists and other social scientists look closely at the social factors that influence people throughout their lives, from birth to deathLife Course Approach
7.1%

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