Ch 46: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Institutions

About This Chapter

Examine this chapter to assess your familiarity with major social institutions. The engaging video lessons will refresh your memory on different topics you could be asked about on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Institutions - Chapter Summary

School, government and health care make up some of the major focuses of the Social Institutions chapter. The short video lessons let you brush up on the following content that you may see on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment:

  • Different types of non-traditional families
  • The major stages pertaining to family life
  • Functions that schools serve
  • The main kinds of government
  • Leading health concerns in the U.S.
  • Religiosity and secularization

Use the video tags to easily locate any certain segments that you'd like to look over again. The practice quizzes that go with each lesson quickly assess your grasp of the major terms.

GACE Behavioral Science: Social Institutions - Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment's items are used to see if someone is qualified to be a teacher across the respective subjects in Georgia. This chapter's video lessons and quizzes prepare you for numerous items you may see on the assessment from the sociology subarea which makes up 80% of the 60 questions on Test II. Every assessment question that deals with social institutions will be of the selected-response type.

10 Lessons in Chapter 46: GACE Behavioral Science: Social Institutions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality

1. Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality

The family, as a social institution, is an extremely important subject of study for sociologists. In this lesson, we define family and kinship, and we discuss three different patterns of residency and systems of family lineage.

Family Life Stages and Traditions: Courtship, Marriage, Child Rearing & Aging

2. Family Life Stages and Traditions: Courtship, Marriage, Child Rearing & Aging

In this lesson, we discuss the four stages of traditional family life that sociologists study. Although the concept of family has changed with time, these four stages remain prominent in our culture.

What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options

3. What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options

Although traditional families once dominated many neighborhoods, today, there are lots of ways to form a family beyond the traditional idea of a married mother and father raising children.

Religiosity, Secularization & Civil Religion: Applications on Individuals & Cultures

4. Religiosity, Secularization & Civil Religion: Applications on Individuals & Cultures

In this lesson, we define religiosity, secularization, and civil religion. We'll also discuss these concepts both on an individual and cultural scale.

Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory

5. Schooling: Cultural Differences in Schooling Theory

The value of education and access to it is different across cultures. In this lesson, we discuss some of the differences in schooling between lower-income and higher-income nations. We also discuss the education system and cultural values of several countries.

Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions

6. Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions

Schools serve a number of functions in our society beyond just transmitting academic knowledge and skills. In this lesson, we differentiate between manifest and latent functions of schools and discuss examples of each.

Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More

7. Forms of Government: Monarchy, Democracy, Oligarchy & More

The governance of nations differs significantly based on who has power. This lesson will differentiate five forms of government: monarchy, democracy, oligarchy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism.

Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income

8. Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income

What is the relationship between economy and health? In this lesson, we discuss differences in healthcare and medical issues in low-income versus high-income countries. We also define social epidemiology and discuss the link between poverty and poor health.

Health Challenges in America: Smoking, Obesity, STDs & Eating Disorders

9. Health Challenges in America: Smoking, Obesity, STDs & Eating Disorders

Even as a high-income nation with a relatively long life expectancy, America faces a number of health challenges. In this lesson, we discuss the basic facts of smoking, eating disorders, obesity and STDs and how these challenges affect our nation.

Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System

10. Types of Health Care: HMOs, PPOs, Socialized Medicine & Direct-Fee System

In this lesson, we discuss health care as a social institution and how health care systems differ worldwide. We also discuss several different ways that health care is paid for by patients, organizations and government.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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