Social Categories: Definition & Theory


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Which of the following is an important criterion for defining a social category?

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1. A group of people that share certain traits and characteristics that they acknowledge and might bond over is known as:

2. Of the following, who is credited with having made substantial contributions to the study of social categories and groups?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When examining the social characteristics of a population, it's important to have specific classifications of groups in order to study them. These classifications are called social categories, and this assessment will go over some facts about them. Some things you'll be tested on include who developed theories of social categories and notable experiments on the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Criteria for determining social categories
  • Groups of people who share characteristics
  • Figures in the study of social categories
  • Famous experiments dealing with social categories
  • When social categories transition to social groups

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure that you can accurately recall some of the main information from the lesson on the definition and characteristics of social categories
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social categories
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to answer the assessment questions on key facts related to the theory of social categories

Additional Learning

Go over some more information on social categories with the attached lesson called Social Categories: Definition & Theories. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of social categories
  • Social category theory
  • History of the theory
  • Notable experiments