Social interaction: the process by which people act and react in relation to others: through interaction, we create the reality in which we live. Social structure: any relatively stable pattern of social behaviour. We decide how things are going to go. We create the social structure by how we behave. A social position that a person holds. Status set: all the statuses held at one time: a teenage girl, daughter to her parents, sister to her brother, student, a goalie on her hockey team. We decide how we treat people based on their status and who we think they are. All these statuses require her to behave differently. Ascribed status: a social position a person receives at birth or assumes involuntarily later in life: race, class, age group. Achieved status: a social position a person assumes voluntarily that reflects ability and effort: an honour student, an olympic athlete. Ascribed don"t decide it on your own.