Social factors are the aspects that directly influence or affect lifestyles. Some important social factors include: religion, ethnicity, family, physical status, economic status, education, location, life partners, child... More »

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 »

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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Sociocultural factors are customs, lifestyles and values that characterize a society or group. Cultural aspects include concepts of beauty, education, language, law and politics, religion, social organizations, technolog... More »

Individuals who are shamed, bullied or discriminated against based on preconceived judgments of their appearance, disabilities or lifestyles are victims of stigmatization. Stigmatized individuals fall outside the society... More »

Geography affects lifestyles worldwide in varying ways, and it is one of the reasons for cultural diversity. A lot of what people are able to do in their region comes from geography, from building materials to crop culti... More »

Learned traits are behaviors that result from the influence of one's environment, as opposed to inherent traits, which are passed down automatically in one's DNA. A common learned trait is the use of language. People dev... More »