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Concepts Test - Final
Concepts List

[Revised:  June 22, 2009]

 

The Sociological Perspective

  • sociology
  • common sense
  • sociological perspective
  • functionalist perspective
  • conflict perspective
  • interactionist perspective

Culture

  • culture
  • culture shock
  • ethnocentrism
  • cultural relativism
  • norms
  • folkways
  • mores
  • taboos
  • values

Socialization

  • socialization
  • nature vs. nurture
  • gender socialization
  • resocialization
  • total institutions
  • agents of socialization: family
  • agents of socialization: peers
  • agents of socialization: school

Social Structure and Social Interaction

  • master status
  • achieved status
  • ascribed status
  • role
  • status
  • role conflict
  • institution

How Sociologists Do Research

  • scientific method
  • percentages
  • variables
  • theory
  • hypothesis
  • correlation
  • sample
  • mean
  • median
  • mode
  • survey
  • case study
  • existing data
  • experimental method

Societies to Social Networks

  • primary groups
  • secondary groups
  • networking
  • reference group
  • in-groups

Bureaucracy and Formal Organization

  • bureaucracy
  • goal displacement
  • alienation
  • ideal type
  • peter principle

Deviance and Social Control

  • degradation ceremonies
  • deviance / deviants
  • illegitimate opportunity structures
  • functionalist theories
  • differential association theory
  • conflict theories

Social Class & Stratification

  • social class
  • capitalism
  • cast system
  • class system
  • social class: Marx
  • social class: Weber
  • modernization theory
  • dependency theory
  • world-system theory
  • social stratification
  • Wealth
  • Power
  • Prestige
  • life chances (class consequences)
  • reputational methods
  • objective methods
  • subjective methods

Inequalities of Gender

  • gender stratification
  • sexual harassment
  • gender
  • sex
  • blocked opportunities
  • glass ceiling
  • comparable worth
  • pink collar occupations
  • sexism
  • sexual orientation
  • patriarchy

Inequalities of Race and Ethnicity

  • prejudice
  • discrimination
  • assimilation
  • race
  • ethnic group
  • dominant / majority group
  • minority group
  • institutional discrimination
  • ethnocentrism
  • amalgamation
  • ethnic pluralism
  • segregation