Psych M.D. - Role


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Term: Role
Definition (Myers): a set of expectations (norms) about a social position, defining how those in the position ought to behave1
Definition (alternative): the part our society expects us to play in a given status2
Contextual explanation: For different groups of people, we have different expectations. For example, we expect our teachers to teach us well; we expect our parents to take care of us; and we expect our presidents to govern well.
Related terms and concepts:
Psych M.D. - Role - The Neuron3Psych M.D. - Role - The Neuron4Psych M.D. - Role - The Neuron56
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Sources:
  1. Myers , D.G. (2003). Psychology Seventh Edition . Holland, Michigan : Worth Publishers.
  2. O'Neil, D. (2006, June 26). Social Organization: Status and Role. Retrieved from http://anthro.palomar.edu/status/stat_2.htm
  3. Samuel, L. (2007, April 14). Good Psychology - Spirituality, Evolutionary, & Lifespan Psychology - Social support...gosh, I guess I should invite my family over more often.... Retrieved from http://www.goodpsych.com/spirituality-evolutionary-life/2007/4/15/social-supportgosh-i-guess-i-should-invite-my-family-over-mo.html
  4. Clark, L. (2009, January 20). Parents want more teachers to be men because children lack male role models. Retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1123133/Parents-want-men-school-teachers-survey-shows.html
  5. St. Ann Catholic School, Initials. (2009). Parent info. Retrieved from http://www.sacs-stl.org/registration
  6. Instablogs. (Producer). (2009, January 16) President Obama and Global Expectations From Him [opinion video]. Retrieved October 22, 2009 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN22evT_Jzs
Edited by: Daniel
Date of last edit: 10/22/09



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