Social relation

In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship between two or more individuals. Social relations derived from individual agency form the basis of social structure and the basic object for analysis by social scientists. Fundamental inquiries into the nature of social relations feature in the work of sociologists such as Max Weber in his theory of social action.

Categorizing social interactions enables observational and other social research, such as Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft (lit. "Community and Society"), collective consciousness, etc. However different schools and theories of sociology and other social sciences dispute the methods used for such investigations.

Forms of relation and interaction

According to Piotr Sztompka, forms of relation and interaction in sociology and anthropology may be described as follows: first and most basic are animal-like behaviors, i.e. various physical movements of the body. Then there are actions - movements with a meaning and purpose. Then there are social behaviors, or social actions, which address (directly or indirectly) other people, which solicit a response from another agent. Next are social contacts, a pair of social actions, which form the beginning of social interactions. Social interactions in turn form the basis of social relations. Symbols define social relationships. Without symbols, our social life would be no more sophisticated than that of animals. For example, without symbols we would have no aunts or uncles, employers or teachers-or even brothers and sisters. In sum, Symbolic integrations analyze how social life depends on the ways we define ourselves and others. They study of face-to-face interaction, examining how people make sense out of life, how they determine their relationships.

This sociological hierarchy is illustrated in the table below:

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Hailey Christiansen believed in second chances. “That’s just who Hailey was,” said her father, Mike Christiansen. “She never saw the bad in anybody. She just saw the good.” ... Prison clinicians later flagged him as high risk for domestic violence ... The social interactions of the real world give participants a chance to practice what they learn in sessions....

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Female monkeys live longer with female pals: Research

Beijing News 12 Aug 2022
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Girl power! Female monkeys with female friends live LONGER, study reveals

The Daily Mail 12 Aug 2022
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Toxic people

Log Cabin Democrat 12 Aug 2022
The first tip for dealing with a toxic person is to minimize your interaction with them ... For instance, they may be an immediate family member, a co-worker or someone who travels in the same social circle. In cases like these, you will want to reduce your interaction with them as much as possible ... In this way, you can exit the interaction much easier....

Nvidia launches new developer tools targeting metaverse offerings

Inside Bitcoins 12 Aug 2022
Moreover, garments and the avatars needed to interact with others in the metaverse were also lacking ... It allows developers to include real reactions to metaverse interactions. The AI technology offered by Nvidia has also been beneficial in creating spaces supporting social interaction within the digital universe....

Conversation starter

The Daily Journal - San Mateo 12 Aug 2022
It then uses an algorithm to score their interactions, followers, friends and post counts based on the local area and its current political leanings and affluence level ... To encourage the general population to seek higher scores and rankings, a higher number of social media accounts and hourly interactions increases those scores and rankings....

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My View: When compassion, not social media, is needed

The Buffalo News 12 Aug 2022
... where human beings are supposed to interact with each other with some degree of interest, respect and, if need be, concern. Not like social media interaction, where all the worst aspects of humanity are appealed to, mostly for their entertainment (and advertising) value....

Internet Sensation Amanda Cerny featured on the Cover of TBT Magazine

Longview News-Journal 12 Aug 2022
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Morning Times 12 Aug 2022
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