SOC 101 Class Notes- 2/9/16
SOC 101 Class Notes- 2/9/16 SOC101
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sophia Mattera on Monday February 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC101 at Arizona State University taught by Dr. Richard Fey in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Introductory Sociology in Sociology at Arizona State University.
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Date Created: 02/08/16
SOC 101 Class Notes- 2/9/16 Social Control Obedience o Compliance with higher authorities in a hierarchical structure Conformity o Going along with peers who have no special right to direct our behavior Informal sanction o The rules that define your behavior, but nobody tells you what to do or how to behave. A type of social conformity. o Ie if you push all the buttons on an elevator, people will get really annoyed with you but they will not call security to kick us out of the building Formal sanction o A ticket or sanction by a formal authority The Milgram Experiment o The purpose is to see if people would obey an authority figure, even if they really have no formal authority o Would shock people when they got questions wrong o The experiment was actually testing the “teachers” to see how long they would keep shocking the person o Never studied women originally o In the replicated study, 80% of men obeyed, over 90% of women went all the way to the end McDonald’s Incidence of Obedience o A mysterious caller posing as a police officer demands outrageous things because of an accusation of the employee stealing from the McDonalds. o It occurred many times after this incident was on national news Deviance o Violation of widely accepted social norms o Exists in every society o Different in each society: culturally related o Within a society Changes over time Changes with actor Changes with the situations Changes with the audience Different types of Deviance Folkways o Refers to simple everyday norms based on customs, traditions, or etiquette Mores o Norms based on broad social morals whose infraction would generate more serious social condemnation Laws o The strongest social norms supported by codified social sanctions Why is important to study deviance? Durkheim: deviance is functional for society Clarifies moral boundaries Reaffirms norms Promotes social unity Promote social change
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