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Social class

These doubts are realized and the hopes painfully crushed when the truth behind Pip’s rise in social class is revealed. Magwitch, the coarse but fearsome convict from Pip’s past is a symbol of the lowest level of society. Though Pip believed that the convict’s appearance in his childhood was anRead More

Social loafing

Social loafing A definition of a social loader is an individual who attempts to ‘hide; when placed in a group situation and does not perform to his or her potential. When I am performing a relay, and I am the second leg of the relay and I no I amRead More

Social constructivist model

This model is based upon the work of Piaget (1896-1980), Bruner (1915- ), and Vygotsky (1896-1934) and is influential to the years. This model originated from the work of Kant (1724-1804) and views children partly as ‘empty vessels’ (transmission model) and partly pre programmed (laissez- faire model) with an interactionRead More

Social services

The social services sent an appointment letters out addressed to Mrs Patel written in her own language, even though Mrs Patel does not understand English she must still be treated as an equal. Mrs Patel or a family member was to phone the number at the bottom of the letterRead More

Diverse social worlds

Wirth’s analysis of the social effects of size is similar to that of Simmel. He develops the familiar argument that an increase in size leads to greater variation, which he suggests will be illustrated by the spatial segregation of different groups according to ethnicity, race, occupation, status etc. Like Simmel,Read More

Anti-social behaviour

Bowlby believed that the reason a child would develop anti-social behaviour may be related to the attachment it had made with its main carer. He did a study on forty-four patients at the north London clinic where he worked. All of the patients were emotionally disturbed and had been thieves.Read More

Social norm

There are several variations of social norms. Injunctive norms are behaviours which are perceived as being approved of by other people. Descriptive norms are perceptions of how other people are actually behaving, whether or not these are approved of. Explicit norms are written or spoken openly. Implicit norms are notRead More

Social Network

Due to the responsibility to trust and to be trust in the embedded ties, too much of this tie might become a burden of either a firm or a person. In Japan, where many of their largest corporations formed multi-organizational groups and networks (also known as keiretsu in Japanese), theRead More

Social Implications

The lead researcher took part in the experiment in such a way that his objectivity was compromised. This challenged his ability to see to the well being of his subjects. It was not expressly reinforced that the prison subjects were free to leave. The experimenters knew that the prison guards were tryingRead More

Social learning

Bandura’s personality theory is based on the principles of social learning theory. He suggests that all aspects of personality are learned. A child may learn behaviour through direct and indirect reinforcement and through punishment. Direct reinforcement is when the child does something good then they will be reward by theirRead More