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Socl 3601 Exam 2

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Sociology 3601Exam 2ScrapbookArticles from actual newspapers including Tiger WeeklySummarize the article in full 2 paragraphsoWhat is it aboutoWhat Sociological concept is illustrated hereoWhat is the sociological conceptoHow does it relate to the article as a wholePut it into a scrapbook style folder 3prong folderPublished within this semesterLook at his hints and tips in semester bookUse different concepts variety shows that you learned somethingBalance Theory BellDescribes how we strive for balance or consistency in our lives our relationships with other people the various attitudes we have about various things our attitudes and our behavioroTim and John are friends John and Dave are friendsthrough their mutual friendship with John Tim and Dave will become friends balanceSame goes with someone a mutual friend doesnt likeoJohn and Tim are friends John and Jeff are friends but Tim and Jeff just dont get alongsomething has to change hereJohn has to change his relationship with either Jeff or Tim to restore balanceCognitive Dissonancewhen there is a conflict in our cognitive thoughts it creates a disturbance in our thoughts and emotionsoWe try to rationalize our behavior andor thoughtsoWhen our attitudes do not match our behavior we are more likely to change our attitudes than change out behaviorSocial PowerPowerthe ability to get other people to do what you want them to doThree Different Sources of PoweroControl Over Resourcesif I have something you need then I can specify what I want from you in exchangeoControl Over Peopleauthority of the personoUse of ForceAuthority Legitimation of PowerTraditional Authorityauthority based on the way things have always beenoAlways under question what if the king doesnt have a sonCharismatic Authorityauthority based on the exceptional personal characteristics of the leaderoWhat happens when the leader diesgoes out of powerRationalLegalAuthorityauthority set up by formal legal documents and written laws of the societyoLegal code helps the transition between leaders in power election codeExpert Authority based on specialized knowledge or skills that most people dont haveOutside assigned articleJoseph PleckMens Power with Women Other MenSocietycan find itreserve deskmiddleton p2129 in KimmelMessnerMens LivesCallof the bookHQ10903 M465if someone is exercising power primarily through the use of force then that power prob isnt considered legitimatethe diff types of authority can be combinedex George W Bush has rational legal authority elected position but must have charismatic authority to get electedmost social movements start off being led by a charismatic leader but what happens when that leader is goneex Jesus he left behind 12 apostlesother followers who had expert knowledge of his lifeteachings to carry on the movementGoing back to balance theory if the power is equal both ways called symmetrical if unequal then asymmetricalanywhere there are power differentials we have an asymmetrical relationshipthis is looked at vertically
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