· What is a status?
· People occupy many statuses at the same time. Each status has a role associated with it. A role is the behavior and attitudes expected of someone who occupies a particular status. Discuss your current ascribed and achieved status set. Discuss your master status, and why you think it is your master status. Do other people think also that it is your master status?
· What is President Obama’s master status? What are his different roles?
· What is “Thomas Theorem?” Explain the concept, and add an example from your own life experience