Socialization invariably brings a degree of conformity among the individuals and ultimately in society. The people brought up in the similar socio-cultural environment tend to develop similar habits, attitudes, interests and value systems and personality traits.
All societies have some system of social stratification. They may be categorized as: Open Societies and Closed Societies
Merwill has pointed out the following characteristics of institutions. 1. The first characteristics of Social institutions, these are patterns of behaviour grouped about the central needs of human beings in a society. 2. In all societies the institution of family plays an important and central role.
Society is the combination of individuals. These individuals have their various needs which they want to be satisfied. For this purpose people behave in a customary way which is controlled by social norms. This participation of people for the attainment of their various needs develop social institutions.
Researchers generally agree that the population of the United States can be divided into the upper class, middle class, working class and lower class. The following gives typical characteristics of members of each social class in the United States. It must be recognized,
There are three main sources of social change i.e. 1. Cultural base 2. Change in population structure and 3. The extraordinary gifted persons
The types of social norms are the following 1. Folkways 2. Mores 3. Laws. Folkways are man's actions repeated by him in his habit and a repeated behavior by group of people in a custom. The usage of folkways regulating our behavior is the mores.
Society is a group of people living together for a longer time fulfilling various needs of the people. Society is the product of social relationship among individuals. They come in contact with each other through the process of give and take.