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Social Interaction

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Fall

Description
th Sociology September 29 , 2010. Social Interaction Reading: NONE Influenced by emotional state, e.g. e=act different depending if somethings 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
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