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TECEP Introduction to Sociology: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Use this study guide to prepare to take the Thomas Edison Credit-by-Examination Program (TECEP) Introduction to Sociology exam. This prep course provides short video lessons addressing all the topics you'll need to be familiar with to pass this TECEP exam.
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11 chapters in TECEP Introduction to Sociology: Study Guide & Test Prep

Ch 1. Sociology & Sociological Theory {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[257801].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Is Sociology? - Definition, Themes & Careers in Sociology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2641].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2641].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Microsociology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257803].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257803].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Macrosociology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7973].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7973].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Latent Functions in Sociology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7989].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7989].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - C. Wright Mills: Sociological Imagination and the Power Elite Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2755].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2755].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Auguste Comte: Theories & Contributions to Sociology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7994].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7994].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Social Darwinism: Definition & Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4726].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4726].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - W.E.B. Du Bois: Theories, Accomplishments & Double Consciousness Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2753].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2753].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Talcott Parsons: Theories & Contributions to Sociology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8152].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8152].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Emile Durkheim's Theories: Functionalism, Anomie and Division of Labor Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2752].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2752].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - G. William Domhoff: Power Elite & Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257805].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257805].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Allan Schnaiberg: The Treadmill of Production & Environmental Sociology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257807].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257807].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Sociology's Four Theoretical Perspectives: Structural-Functional, Social Conflict, Feminism & Symbolic Interactionism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2644].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2644].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is the Scientific Method? - Steps and Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2677].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2677].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is Sociological Research? - Positivist, Interpretive and Critical Approaches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2836].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2836].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Sociological Research: Approaches & Designs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42948].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42948].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Types of Research Design Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1904].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1904].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - True Experimental Design Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1905].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1905].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Is Ethnography? - Studying Cultural Phenomena Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9517].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9517].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Interpret Correlations in Research Results Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1907].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1907].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Validity and Reliability: How to Assess the Quality of a Research Study Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1906].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1906].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Culture? - Material and Nonmaterial Culture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Elements of Culture: Explanation of the Major Elements That Define Culture Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2738].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2738].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Cultural Subsets: High Culture, Popular Culture, Subculture, Counterculture & Multiculturalism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2739].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2739].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Perceptions of Culture: Ideal Culture and Real Culture, Ethnocentrism, & Culture Relativism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9114].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9114].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29607].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29607].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Cultural Transmission: Definition & Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19378].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19378].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Cultural Mores, Folkways, Laws & Sanctions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257813].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257813].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Sense of Self and Self-Socialization: The Development of Self-Views Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1866].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1866].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Presentation of Self: Methods to Presenting The Self Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2745].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2745].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Jean Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2742].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2742].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Socialization and Social Isolation: Definition & Case Studies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2741].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2741].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2869].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2869].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What are Social Networks? - Types & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7694].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7694].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Bureaucracy: Max Weber's Theory of Impersonal Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2037].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2037].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Classical Theory of Formal Organizations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Historical Growth of Cities: Gemeinschaft, Gesellschaft, Gentrification & the Concentric Zone Model Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3770].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3770].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Types of Societies in Sociology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7978].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7978].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Social Control: Formal & Informal Sanctions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257821].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257821].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Social Conformity Definition: Normative vs. Informational Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2871].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2871].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Merton's Strain Theory: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Differential Association Theory: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19056].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19056].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2731].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2731].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Edwin Sutherland: Differential Association Theory Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257823].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257823].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What Is White Collar Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13281].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13281].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Labeling Theory and Crime: Stigma & Retrospective and Projective Labeling Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2733].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2733].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Social Interaction Theory: Ascribed, Achieved & Master Status Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2743].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2743].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Assigned Status in Sociology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Social Mobility Definition and Types: Intragenerational vs. Intergenerational & Vertical vs. Horizontal Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2734].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2734].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Poverty in the United States: Definitions of Relative & Absolute Poverty Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2735].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2735].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Conspicuous Consumption: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15837].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15837].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2736].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2736].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Social Inequality in Sociology? - Definition, Effects & Causes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8004].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8004].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2767].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2767].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2766].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2766].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Ethnocentrism vs. Cultural Relativism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69294].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69294].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2769].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2769].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Contact Hypothesis: Definition, Limitations & Criteria for Successful Contact Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7737].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7737].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Sexism: Gender Differences and Contexts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2762].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2762].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Feminism Types and Definitions: Liberal, Socialist, Culture & Radical Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2765].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2765].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Gender Roles in Society: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5047].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5047].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Second Shift in Sociology: Definition & Roles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8197].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8197].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Gender Views: Margaret Mead, George Murdock and Global Views Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2758].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2758].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Descent Systems: Matrilineal, Patrilineal, Unilateral & Bilateral Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42964].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[42964].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Sexual Relationships in Society: Definitions and Concepts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2760].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2760].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Family Challenges: Divorce, Blended Families & Family Violence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37014].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37014].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Religion? - Definition & Role in Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14726].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14726].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is Religious Belief? - Definition & Systems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8189].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8189].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Religion and Social Change in Protestantism and Liberation Theology Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2784].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2784].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Dominant Ideology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143142].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[143142].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2788].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2788].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Karl Marx's Theories: Class Differentiation and Revolution, Socialism & Capitalism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3661].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3661].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Economic Determinism and Karl Marx: Definition & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21382].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21382].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - False Consciousness in Sociology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7972].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7972].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - World Systems Theory: Core vs. Peripheral Societies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3144].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3144].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Social Power Theories: Pluralist, Power-Elite & Marxist Models Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2832].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2832].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Social Power Theory: Definition of Weber's Avenues to Social Power Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Social Movement: Theories and Motives Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2867].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2867].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2868].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2868].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Social Unrest: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10103].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10103].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Rebellion in Sociology: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257843].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257843].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is a Social Revolution? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257845].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[257845].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How Technology Affects Global & Local Cultures Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45355].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[45355].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What Is Demographic Transition? - Definition & Stages Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10344].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10344].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What Is Emigration? - Definition & Statistics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10102].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10102].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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