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A social role defines a set of behaviors and activities of someone who holds a particular social status. Roles such as mother, manager or teacher constitute a set of, responsibilities, expectations, norms and behaviors that a person has to fulfill in order for the institution to function effectively. Roles define differentiated states that an individual must occupy in order for the organization to fulfill some collective function, as such, they typically exist in relation to each other, what are called reciprocation roles, such as the role of doctor and patient, student and teach, father and daughter etc.