Modern Social Problems Terminology

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Conversion TheoryAny treatment that aims to change sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual.
Defensive MedicineThe practice by a physician of ordering many tests or consultations as a means of self-protection against charges of malpractice in the event of an unfavorable outcome of treatment.
EndogamyMarriage within a specific group as required by custom or law.
False Class ConsciousnessMarxist theory, failure to recognize the instruments of one's oppression or exploitation as one's own creation, as when members of an oppressed class unwittingly adopt views of the oppressor class.
Female InfacticideThe intentional killing of infant girls.
GentrificationThe restoration and upgrading of deteriorated urban property by middle-class or alluent people.
Glass CeilingAn unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power or responsibility.
NarcoterrorismTerrorist tactics employed by dealres in illicit drugs, as against competitiors or government agents.
Illegitmate Oppurtunity StructureIndividuals commit crimes when the chances of being caught are low.
Medical DepersonalizationEmotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness.
The OtherA concept in the study of social like through which we define relationships.
RecividismThe tendency toward repeating criminal or antisocial behavior patterns.
Pushout ChildrenStudents that leave their school with the encouragement of the school.
Situational Homosexual BehaviorSexual behavior that is different from that which the person normally exibits, due to a social environment that in some way permits, encourages, or compels the behavior.
Social Construction of RealityA theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understanding of the world.