Role strain in sociology is when a particular role a person needs to fulfill is strained due to excessive obligations or multiple demands on time, energy or available resources. An example of this is the role of a single... More »

Famous sociology studies regarding gender issues include the gender identity studies of Jacques Lacan and the studies conducted by Alfred Kinsey on the role of gender in sexuality. Lacan's studies involved the gender ide... More »

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The basic concepts of sociology revolve around the patterns of human behavior that sociology looks to study: society and culture, ways in which individuals and groups interact and the factors which influence an individua... More »

In sociology, the role exit refers to the process of disengaging from a role that is true to one's self-identity, in order to take up a new role and identity. A role in sociology is defined as a set of behaviors expected... More »

Role overload and caregiver strain in Canada has a bearing on an individual employee’s health as well as the workplace in terms of the cost of benefits and the time spent away from work, according to Region of Peel. As o... More »

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General topics within sociology include the study of the social order, societal change over time, and individual versus societal human behavior. Specific topics within sociology include social stratification and mobility... 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 »