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Social Structure-Personal Reflection and Quiet Rage

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Tim Justice

on 12 November 2014

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Social Structure-Personal Reflection and Quiet Rage
Social Structure Evaluation
Create a visual to represent your different statuses and roles that you have in life. Follow the list below:
Be creative
Symbolize what you perceive to be your master status (aka what is most important in shaping your life)
Statuses and the roles that flow from them
Role Conflict
Role Strain
A written response explaining your different statuses and roles and how they shape your life.
A Few More Pieces:
A closer look at roles:
Reciprocal Roles
-Corresponding roles that define the patterns of interaction between related statuses
Cannot fulfill without an associated status
Coach-Player, Husband-Wife
A closer look at Exchange (Type of Social Interaction):
-the basis of exchange
if you do something for someone, that person owes you
Volume of exchange has led to
Exchange Theory
People are motivated by self-interest in their interactions with other people-
When costs outweigh reward-relationship ended
How Does Culture Influence You Roles?
Complete the sociological reflection that I have passed out to the class. Please complete this quietly!
1. We will be able to relate key ideas of social structure to our personal lives.

2. We will be able to apply the concepts associated with statuses and roles to academic studies.

The Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) took place in 1971. Young men were divided into the roles of Prisoner and Guard and put in a prison-like environment in the basement of the Psychology Department at Stanford University. The study was meant to last two weeks. But the brutality of the Guards and the suffering of the Prisoners was so intense that it had to be terminated after only six days.

The study provided a graphic illustration of the power of situations to shape individuals' behavior.
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