Expectations, Identities, and Behaviors
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Role Theory: Expectations, Identities, and Behaviors presents the applications of role concepts for education, social work, and clinical practice. This book examines the advantages as well as the shortcomings of the role stance. Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of behaviors that are characteristics of persons within contexts and the various processes that are employed to explain and predict those behaviors. This text then examines the concepts of the role field and discovers their applications to social problems of pressing concern. Other chapters consider the empirical evidence that has been developed within the role orientation concerning social problems. This book discusses as well the behavioral comparability, behavior linkage, behavioral effects, and complex linking concepts for behaviors. The final chapter discusses how contexts may affect the behaviors of persons and how those behaviors may have subsequent functions. This book is a valuable resource for anthropologists, sociologists, and social psychologists.
Table of Contents
Relevance, Role Theory, and Ratiocination.
The Study of Social Behaviors:
Behavior and Related Concepts.
The Comparing and Linking of Behaviors
The Concept of Role.
Concepts and Variables for Roles.
On the Empirical Study of Roles.
Identities and Social Positions:
Concepts of Identity and Position.
Varieties of Positions.
The Study of Positions.
Complex Expectations and Presumtions of Sentience.
Variables of Expectations.
Comparison Concepts and Expected Roles:
The Analysis of Social Systems:
The Person in a Social Context:
Socialization and Other Explanations.
Occupations and Role Changing.
Adjustment and Therapy.
Where Are We Now.
what We Might Do About It.
The Social Use of Role Theory.
- No. of pages: 416
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
- Published: September 28, 1979
- Imprint: Academic Press
- eBook ISBN: 9781483288130
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The University of Missouri, Columbia, U.S.A.
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