Sociology Ch. 13, 14, 15 Vocab.

Vocabulary Of Ch. 13, Education. 14, Religion. 15, Medicine.
Created Apr 20, 2010
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credentialism
the view that academic degrees indicate the holders' qualifications to perform certain jobs...
Educational Inflation
the situation in which the credentials required to obtain a job increase while the skills necessary...
white flight
an upsurge in white families moving to suburban neighborhoods to avoid mandatory busing
tracking
assigning students to dfferent educational programs on the basis of their abilities or interests
magnet schools
schools that offer specialized programs or intensive studies in certain subject areas to draw...
homeschooling
when children acquire education in their own homes, taught by their parents or other adults
hidden curriculum
lessons taught in school that do not appear as part of the formal lesson plans and learning...
self-fulfilling prophecy
Process whereby an authority figure's expectations and assumptions cause behaviors that fulfills...
Sacred
those things that have supernatural significance and qualities
Profane
those things that are regarded as part of ordinary life
Ritual
commonly routinized behaviors that express and reinforce religious faith
church
a formal religious organization that is well established and well integrated into its society
ecclesia
a church that is a state's official religion
denomination
a religion that maintains friendly relations with the government and with other religions but...
sect
a loosely organized, nonbureaucratic religious organization with nonprofessional leadership...
cult
a religious organization that has little or nothing to do with conventional relgious traditions...
monotheism
belief in the worship of one god
polytheism
belief in the worship of more than one god
ethcialist
a belief system that emphasizes living a "good" life rather than worshipping a deity
secularization
the declinng influence of religion in life combined with an increasing influence of science
civil religion
quasi-religious beliefs that link people to society and country
megachurch
a large religious congregation in which the church becomes a life center around which people...
epidemic
a widespread outbreak of a contagious disease
pandemic
an outbreak of contagious disease over a very large area or worldwide
disease
a pathology that disrupts the usual functions of the body
health
the capacity to satisfy role requirements
Health Maintenance Organization
An insurance plan combined wth a physical facility for delivering health care
medicare
a federal health insurance program for the elderly, fnanced by taxes of working people and...
medicaid
a federal health insurance program adminstered at the state level targeted to the poor and...
medicalization of society
the expansion and taking over of areas of lfe by medicine that were formerly part of another...
malingering
pretending to be sick to achieve some personal or social gain
sick role
a social role developed by socety for the sick, who, if they play the role correctly, are released...
preventative medicine
medical treatments and nformaton that am to prevent disease and maintain health
cultural competence
the ability of the health care system to provide care talored to the specific cultural needs...


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