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Sociology September 29th, 2010.
Social Interaction
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Influenced by emotional state, e.g. e=act different depending if something’s funny,
disgusting
Dyats: 2 person groups
In general speakers laugh 50% more than listeners do
Women laugh more than men do in everyday conversation
Women laugh 2X more than men
Men systematically get more laughs then women do
Status: a recognized position in a social interaction
Status hierarchy: subordinate and super ordinate positions
People with higher status get more laughs and people with lower status get less
laughs
Laughter in everyday life is a signal of dominance in a social relationship
Patterns of laughter often reveal hierarchy statuses
Men who frequently tell degrading jokes of women are most likely to act in
physical violence against women
Like sickness, in laughter there is an external disturbance, e.g. virus that causes us
to catch a cold or bear attack that causes us to response in fear
Our responses are involuntary, however we can and often control our emotions
Temper your fear with a new emotion
External stimulus, e.g. grizzly bear attack physiological response and initial
emotion, e.g. pulse rate increases, experience fear cultural script, e.g. learnt
that lying still and playing dead increases chances modified emotional response
Hochschild is leading figure in study of emotion management: involves people
obeying “feeling rules and responding appropriately to the situations in which
they find themselves
Emotional labor: emotion management that ne does as part of ones job and for
which one is paid
Protestantism allows people to have inner outlet with God
(16:50)
(19:20) allow employer to exercise high degree of control over
The crude death rate is the annual number of deaths per 1,000 people on a
population
A rate is the frequency with which an event occurs in a given time span per
population unit
Infant mortality rate fell and emotional investment in children increased, 19th
century where women began having fewer children
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Influenced by emotional state, e. g. e=act different depending if something"s funny, disgusting. Infant mortality rate fell and emotional investment in children increased, 19th century where women began having fewer children www. notesolution. com. September 29th, 2010: 16th century experienced shorter period mourning over child, due to less mortality rate. How to calculate rate: n = number of people in a population at a given time, m = number of marriages in population over a given period, the marriage rate = (n/m) * 1,000. Where do norms and value come from: from culture, from creative negotiation. We manipulate the impressions we make on others. We communicate verbally and nonverbally: medical students reduce distant between themselves and role of doctor by learning medical jargon. September 29th, 2010: people manipulate the ones around us (1:17:30, stereotypes are rigid views of how members of specific social category act, regardless if they actually do or not, operating with stereotypes impairs social interaction.

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