(noun) A category of people who share a cultural background such as language, location, and religion.
(noun) The tendency to view your own society or culture as superior and the standard by which other societies and cultures are judged.
(noun) A qualitative research method in which a researcher observes a social setting to provide descriptions of a group, society, or organization.
(noun) The study of how people make sense of and navigate their everyday world through orderly norms and rituals.
(noun) The intentional and typically painless killing of an individual or animal to end suffering.
(noun) The practice of marrying outside a specific group such as a clan or tribe, as determined by choice, custom, or law.
(noun) A preconceived idea about how an individual or group should behave.
(noun) A procedure typically used to confirm the validity of a hypothesis by comparing the outcomes of one or more experimental groups to a control group on a given measure.
(noun) In an experiment, the group exposed to the independent variable.
(noun) Social knowledge that people can perceive and talk about.
(noun) In a bureaucracy, rules that are defined, recorded, and standardized.
(noun) A group of people who gather to express emotions or feel excitement through participation.
(noun) A leader focused on the act and process of completing a task and the emotional well-being of group members.
(noun) A passive nurturer, providing emotional support in the private sphere, being responsible for the well-being of family members, and the socialization of children.
(noun) When a dominant group forces a subordinate group to leave an area.
(noun) A nuclear family (a couple and their children) and close relatives living in the same household or in proximity to each other, often spanning several generations.
(noun) An incident that occurs outside the process of law that leads to repeated violence.
(noun) An area beyond the suburbs where wealthy and affluent individuals live.