University of Phoenix Material
Social Structure Matrix
Part 1 Social Roles and Status
|StatusIdentify the different statuses you hold in society, both ascribed and achieved.
|Master StatusIdentify your master status in society.
|Social RolesDescribe the roles associated with the various statuses identified above.
|Role conflict, strain, exitDiscuss a time when you experienced either role conflict, role strain, or role exit.
|GroupsIdentify one primary group and one secondary group to which you belong.
|Norms, sanctions, and valuesDescribe the norms, sanctions, and values of the social groups you identified above. How is social deviant behavior viewed in these groups?
|Sociological imaginationDiscuss how your status, mass media, roles, and groups have influenced your self-identity, values, and behaviors.
Part 2 Reflection
After completing the activity above, answer the following questions in 75-150 words:
- What is social interaction? What are the elements of social structures? How does this apply to the activity you just completed?
- What are the functions of social institutions? How do you see this applied in your life?
- What influence does mass media have? Frame your answer using sociological perspectives.
- What is social control? How is social control enforced? What are the different sociological perspectives on deviance?