What is Howard Becker's famous definition of deviance?
deviant behavior is behavior that is labelled so by the law
deviant behavior is behavior that people so label
deviant behavior is that labelled by the perpetrators
deviant behavior is that which causes public offence
A classic version was given by
The second function of the legislative branch is to.
govern every state in the Union
ensure a system of representation
ensure that neither of the chambers has the upper hand
pass laws consistent with moral values
The high divorce rate in industrial societies related to.
the importance of religion
the low status of women
emphasis on group goals
the stress on values of individualism and personal goals
The compulsion of proximity describes.
wanting to meet face-to-face whenever possible
seeking experience of intimacy on the Internet
traveling to see foreign locations for holidays
creating feelings of security in on-line settings
According to sociology a descriptive norm
The story of the society and environment
Explain why people are not social
Can either decrease or increase pro-environmental behavior
None of the above
Which of the following is a criticism of the sick role?
Patients judgments regarding their own state of health may be related to their gender age social class and ethnic group
The sick role may be more applicable to people experiencing short-term illnesses than those with recurring long-term illnesses
Even simple factors such as whether a person is employed or not seem to affect willingness to assume the sick role
all of the above
Adequate growth of the economy refers to the goals of.
maintaining current standards of living in spite of increasing population
increasing GNP per capita
approximately 4% growth rate per year
all of the above
What proportion of world trade is accounted for by transnational corporations?
The most essential element of culture is.
a warning system
According to the cognitive development theory children learn gender roles according to.
attempt to elicit parental approval
which stage of cognitive development they have reached
The purpose of a reference group is to serve a (n)
normative function by enforcing standards of conduct and belief
comparison function by serving as a standard against which people can measure themselves and others
elimination function by dissolving groups that no longer have a social purpose
both a and b
Zygmunt Bauman in his powerful sociological study modernity and holocaust was given in
A rigorous set of techniques to technically record and then analyse what happens in everyday speech is called
Way of talking
Middle-and upper-class parents foster the viewpoint that.
occupational success is desirable
success does not matter as much as happiness
their children should have a classical education
students should find peers with similar goals
completely lacks structure
has some connection with social factors
is always disorganized
none of the above
A new combination or a new use of existing knowledge is termed as.
None of these
Social scientists explain the incest taboo as.
a religious universal
way of reducing family conflict
all of the above
Which one of the following does not apply to social class systems?
class systems are relatively fluid
class position is entirely subjective
class is economically based
class positions are in part achieved
Which of these terms is the odd one out?
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