Social Bond Theory: Definition & Elements


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Social bond theory is used as a framework to understand why people engage in what type of acts?

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1. Which element of social bond theory refers to a persons ability to form relationships and internalize social norms?

2. According to Travis Hirschi, the category of involvement is used to analyze the extent to which a person engages in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of social bonds. Topics that you will be required to learn about include shared beliefs or ideologies and a person's acceptance and willingness to follow social norms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these assessments evaluates you on:

  • A category of involvement with others
  • Shared beliefs or ideologies
  • What social bond theory is used to evaluate
  • An individual's ability to accept social norms
  • A person's ability to form relationships

Skills Practiced

The related quiz and worksheet will give you the opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social bonds
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about a person's ability to form relationships
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a category of involvement with others

Additional Learning

To further your knowledge about interactions with others, check the corresponding lesson titled Social Bond Theory: Definition and Lesson. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify what social bond theory is and when it was developed
  • Recall the different characteristics of social bonds
  • Review the criticisms of the social bond theory