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1. A social problem is a social condition that a segment of society views as harmful to members of society and in need of remedy. 2. The structure of a society refers to the way society is organized 3. An institution is an established and enduring pattern of social relationships. The five traditional institutions are family religion politics 4. Social group is defined as two or more people who have a common identity, interact, who have a common identity, interact, and form a social relationship. 5. Primary groups are characterized by intimate and informal interaction. 6. Secondary groups are task oriented and characterized by impersonal and formal interaction. 7. Statuses: A status is a position that a person occupies within a social group. 8. Ascribed statuses: Is one that society assigns to an individual on the basis of factors over which the individual has no control. 9. Achieved statuses are assigned on the basis of some characteristics or behavior over which the individual has some control. 10. Roles: The set of rights, obligations and expectations associated with a status. 11. Culture is defined as the meanings and ways of life that characterize a society including beliefs, values, norms, sanctions and symbols. 12. Beliefs are definitions and explanations about what is assumed to be true. 13. Values are social agreements about what us considered good and bad right and wrong. 14. Norms socially defined rules of behavior. There are three types of norms. 15. Folkways customs and manners of society 16. Mores norms with a moral basis. 17. Laws formal norms backed by authority. 18. Sanctions Consequences for conforming to or violating norms. Positive and Negative. 19. Symbols Language, gestures, and objectives whose meaning is commonly understood by members of a society. Like a…...

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