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Individuals and Modernity

Individuals and Modernity

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will examine the individual in modern society.

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  • Social Character

    The typical patterns of personalities and behaviors in society at a particular historical point in time.

  • Inner-directedness

    A social character in which people are grounded in tradition and steadfastly conform to time-honored ways of doing things.

  • Other-directedness

    A social character in which people have an outward focus on making good impressions and being well-liked.

  • Postmodernity

    A stage society enters after modernity in which we move beyond modern social institutions.

  • Mass-Society

    A society where bureaucracy and the quest for material success have weakened traditional forms of social solidarity.