The concept of role is a central one in social psychology. The role of a person in a given position can be defined as the set of expectations other people have of the behaviours and attributes appropriate to that position; and the set of prohibited behaviours and attributes seen as totally inappropriate to that position. Each person will occupy many roles in the course of a day — for example, as a wife, mother, physiotherapist, student nurse, doctor etc. Role is the dynamic aspect of position.
KeywordsAudience Group Role Conflict Role Theory Role Expectation Sick Role
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