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Sociology Final Review

_____________ giving upon both the goals and the means.
The dispersion of power among many groups of people.
This theory believes those with fewer resources are less able to achieve socially shared goals and may resort to deviant behaviors to achieve their desired goals.
________________ is everything that makes up a community.
What is the system called where authority is based on the oldest man living in the household?
This theory believes conformity or deviance is learned from those we spend time with.
The process of unlearning of old ways and learning of new ways upon moving into a significantly different social environment
__________________ is a violation of ever-changing social norms
The dispersion of power among an elite few
The methods a society uses to promote order and stability.
Marrying someone of your social class
A _______________ is a preconceived notion, especially about a group of people.
This theory believes our bonds with society encourage us to conform; with fewer bonds, we are more likely to be deviant.
__________________ research involves data that cannot easily be converted to numbers, such as observation or informal interviews.
This theory believes the justice system is important for maintaining order in society.
A group of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
A group of people with common goals who organize to influence government
A __________________ is a large social grouping that shares the same geographical territory and is subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations.
New members of group have to be taught group's values
This theory believes the decision to be deviant depends upon a cost/benefit analysis of sanctions.
A close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
Closely related people of several generations such as brother sisters parents uncles aunts grandparent and great grandparents
__________________ is embracing the society's definition of success and adhering to the established and approved means of achieving success.
the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society.
Household made up of a mother, father, and children