A family subsystem refers to a form of grouping in which family members are distinguished according to roles, responsibilities, age or relationship. A family subsystem is usually formed in order to ensure everyone in the... More »

An example of culture shock is when someone struggles to adapt to the dining customs of another culture, such as spending hours everyday eating a meal with family members. If someone is used to a fast-paced lifestyle, it... More »

Primary socialization, also called initial socialization, is when a child learns to interact, behave and talk in society through family members. Secondary socialization occurs during the school years and adolescent years... More »

California's welfare program, CalWORKs, offers monthly cash assistance that varies based on a number of factors, including income, assets and the number of eligible family members. CalWORKs provides short- and long-term ... More »

Egalitarian relationships are those in which partners equally share all benefits, burdens and responsibilities. Egalitarian relationships go against the societal norm due to the lack of traditional gender roles. Friends,... More »

Rights refer to the privileges accorded to you by a governing body, and are usually written into laws; responsibilities are the obligations or duties that can either be assigned to you or assumed by you. Rights can be ch... More »

Social equality is when certain goods and responsibilities are divided evenly across a society. Those goods can also be ideals, such as freedom. More »