3 - Social Interaction

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Published on 12 Oct 2011
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UTSG
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Sociology
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SOC101Y1
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interactions influenced by emotional state
dyads- two person groups. Speakers laugh about %0% more often than listeners do.
patterns w/ gender of speaker. Women laugh more often. Discrepancy bigger when
woman’s speaker, woman laugh twice as much. Women laugh more than man even if
speaker. Men get more laughs than women do.
Status - status hierarchy. In social situation where people of diff status interact, laughter
is uneven distributed. people of higher status gets more laugh and people of lower
status laugh more. Class clown usually boy, dumb blonde jokes are about women.
Targets of humor, the person in the next below status. laughter’s not quite so
involuntary. Laughter in everyday life is often a symbol of dominance or subservience in
a social relationship. Jokes exclude outsiders making you feel superior and reinforcing
the status hierarchy itself. Men who most frequently tell degrading jokes about women
are most likely to engage in acts of violence with women.
Many think emotions are like the common cold - there is some kind of an external
disturbance hat causes a reaction that we experience involuntarily.
We can and often do control our emotions, though, we manage them. More likely to
survive a bear attack if control emotions and play dead; tempter fear with a new
emotion.
Status - status hierarchy. In social situation where people of diff status interact, laughter
is uneven distributed. people of higher status gets more laugh and people of lower
status laugh more. Class clown usually boy, dumb blonde jokes are about women.
Targets of humor, the person in the next below status. laughter’s not quite so
involuntary. Laughter in everyday life is often a symbol of dominance or subservience in
a social relationship. Jokes exclude outsiders making you feel superior and reinforcing
the status hierarchy itself. Men who most frequently tell degrading jokes about women
are most likely to engage in acts of violence with women.
Many think emotions are like the common cold - there is some kind of an external
disturbance hat causes a reaction that we experience involuntarily.
We can and often do control our emotions, though, we manage them. More likely to
survive a bear attack if control emotions and play dead; tempter fear with a new
emotion.
Hochschild, department of sociology @ Berkeley leading figure in the study of emotion
management - involves people obeying certain feeling rules. Feeling guilty about having
to mourn a relative more; we all share conventional expectations about what we should
feel how long, how, and who to share with. These feeling rules diff for diff categories of
the pop. Women and Protestants and middle class people cultivate habit of suppressing
feeling more than men, catholics, and middle class people. Our culture invites women to
focus more on feeling than action and men vice versa. Protest invites people to
participate in inner dialogue with God, Catholics allows outlets. The kind of work you do,
influences whether you suppress emotion or not.
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Interactions influenced by emotional state dyads- two person groups. Speakers laugh about %0% more often than listeners do. patterns w/ gender of speaker. Discrepancy bigger when woman"s speaker, woman laugh twice as much. Women laugh more than man even if speaker. In social situation where people of diff status interact, laughter is uneven distributed. people of higher status gets more laugh and people of lower status laugh more. Class clown usually boy, dumb blonde jokes are about women. Targets of humor, the person in the next below status. laughter"s not quite so involuntary. Laughter in everyday life is often a symbol of dominance or subservience in a social relationship. Jokes exclude outsiders making you feel superior and reinforcing the status hierarchy itself. Men who most frequently tell degrading jokes about women are most likely to engage in acts of violence with women.