A sociological generalization is the act of setting the standard for behavior in social settings based on common behavior. Also referred to as a status generalization or assumption, sociological generalizations are not s... More »

In sociology, marriage is defined as a socially approved union between two or more people in what is considered as a steady, lasting relationship based in part on some form of sexual bond. It is an institution that is re... More »

In sociology, a stigma is something that prevents a person from being accepted into normal society. According to Irving Goffman, there are three types of stigma: character, physical and group association. More »

An example of sociological perspective is the manner in which an individual's behavior can be altered by their presence in a crowd attending a football game. An individual's perception of what constitutes acceptable beha... More »

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Etiquette classes tend to focus on two situations where manners are key: social settings and corporate functions. Social etiquette pertains to first impressions, clothing attire, communication and table manners. Corporat... More »

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In gender stereotyping, people make inaccurate, overly simplistic generalizations of others based upon their gender. These assumptions are untrue because they do not take into account that everyone is an individual with ... More »

Inductive reasoning is a process that uses specific observations to formulate a broad generalization. Although inductive reasoning is used in science, it can often lead to making a false conclusion or one that is not log... More »

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