Ch 44: GACE Behavioral Science: Conformity & Deviance

About This Chapter

This refresher chapter takes you through engaging lessons that address conformity and deviance. Short videos are featured in the chapter to strengthen your familiarity regarding some key GACE Behavioral Science content.

GACE Behavioral Science: Conformity & Deviance - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains clear definitions and examples across the multiple lessons addressing conformity and deviance. When you take your GACE Behavioral Science assessment, you'll have the following fresh in your mind from this chapter:

  • Leading theories behind deviance
  • Major kinds of social conformity
  • Social conflict theory

Following completion of a video lesson, you may utilize the video tags to easily return to a specific point for a second look. Make sure you're comfortable with all the material by taking each lesson's practice quiz.

GACE Behavioral Science: Conformity & Deviance Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment decides if an examinee's displayed competencies equip them for teaching the subject material to students in Georgia. The dominant Test II section, the Sociology subarea, is where any questions concerning the Conformity & Deviance chapter would come from. Such items will have a selected-response makeup.

4 Lessons in Chapter 44: GACE Behavioral Science: Conformity & Deviance
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Social Conformity Definition: Normative vs. Informational

1. Social Conformity Definition: Normative vs. Informational

Social conformity and obedience are two very powerful phenomenons in human behavior and sociology. In this lesson, we discuss the two types of social conformity and differentiate between conformity and obedience. We also discuss two famous experiments by Solomon Asch and Stanley Milgram.

Deviance in Sociology: Definition, Theories & Examples

2. Deviance in Sociology: Definition, Theories & Examples

Deviance is defined as the recognized violation of cultural norms. Learn more about the definition and some of the major theories attached to deviance and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Sociological Theories of Deviance: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives

3. Sociological Theories of Deviance: Definitions and Theoretical Perspectives

There is a diverse range of behaviors in society that goes against expectations and cultural norms. In this lesson, we define and go over some examples of the different types of deviance. We also discuss two sociological theories about deviance created by Emile Durkheim and Robert Merton.

Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance

4. Social Conflict Theory and Crime: Definitions and Approach to Deviance

In this lesson, we discuss the social conflict approach to deviance, including the connection between deviance and power as well as deviance and capitalism. We also discuss the difference between white-collar and blue-collar crime and define corporate crime and organized crime.

Chapter Practice Exam
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