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Social Psychology

the way in which social psychology deals with deviance
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Kelsey Allen

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of Social Psychology

Social Psychology Motivation Careers Departure Why?
Careers
Howard Becker - steps of career
lot of work on starting career, which harks back to the motivation of getting into deviant behavior at all
there's also a big focus on how people leave the deviant behavior
there's a gap of information between starting and leaving the behavior

1. respectable/deviant
a. movement - position to position
i. vertical - up or down
ii. horizontal
b. expected to move
c. desired
*metaphor of multistoried building but deviant career shifts
lack order/structure - chaotic
1. learn for themselves
2. move up a ladder, but
can quickly drop
3. easily change within
careers
*building metaphor no longer works....
"WALK IN THE WOODS" Departure
most work is focused on social control
the rate at which somone who is caught and released, is often caught again
stereotype: deviants trapped in deviant behavior
we have terms that reflect this (i.e. alcoholic), and these terms/labels can trap individuals once they have been labeled that way
but this is a misconception...most deviants '
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