Sociology Discussion: Social Interaction in Everyday Life

A status is a recognized social position that an individual occupies. People occupy many statuses at the same time. Each status has a role associated with it. A role is the behavior and attitudes expected of someone who occupies a particular status. Discuss your current ascribed and achieved status set.

  • Identify your statuses that operate as a master status. If you have no master status, state what will have to change for you to hold a master status.
  • Describe the role expectations of your statuses.