sociology key words

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Beliefs
Something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction
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Conformity
Submission to standards, rules, or laws
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Cultural differences
Differences in attitudes, beliefs, manners and other characteristics that may develop from different cultural backgrounds.
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Customs
A practice followed by people of a particular group or region
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Discrimination
Action based on prejudice or racist beliefs that results in unfair treatment of individuals or groups
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Multicultural society
A country where anyone is free to express their language, dress, food, religion, customs, etc without persecution
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Nurture
The caring for and encouraging the growth of someone or something
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Role conflict
Role conflict is a type of social conflict caused from an individual being forced to take on separate and incompatible roles.
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Role
The purpose of a person or thing in a particular situation
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Role models
A person looked to by others as an example to be imitated
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Prejudice
Preconceived opinion not based on reason or experience.
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Social deprivation
Deprived of basic needs such as adequate housing and clean water
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Social policies
A policy that deals with social issues
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Social processes
Activities, actions, and operations that involve the interaction between people
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Stratification
The act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
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Welfare state
A system where the government assumes responsibility in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens.
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Values
The importance or preciousness of a belief or something
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Stereotype
Matters which directly or indirectly affect a person or many members of a society and are considered to be problems
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Socialisation
The process by which children and adults learn from others
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Primary socialisation
The process where young children learn their norms and values from their immediate family e.g. parents, in their first years.
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Secondary socialisation
Behaviour positively reinforced from the society e.g. school and friends
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Customs

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Discrimination

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