Primary Deviance: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is primary deviance?

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1. What is secondary deviance?

2. What is an example of primary deviance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Primary deviance is a key concept in social psychology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of it. Make sure you can distinguish between primary and secondary deviance in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out whether you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • What 'deviance' means
  • The definition of primary deviance
  • The definition of secondary deviance
  • Examples of primary deviance and secondary deviance

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as deviance
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast primary and secondary deviance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify actions that would constitute primary deviance

Additional Learning

With the lesson called Primary Deviance: Definition & Examples, you can further your knowledge of this type of behavior. Some topics covered by the lesson are listed below:

  • Review some scenarios of individuals engaging in primary and secondary deviance
  • Know how primary deviance can turn into secondary deviance
  • Understand how deviance is tied to societal expectations