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Sociology Ch 1 hr

Sociology the study of social sciences that studies humen social behavior.
Social Science related disciplines that study various aspects of human social behavior
social phenomena An obseverable fact or event that involes the humen science
Social Perspective a viewing of the behavior of groups in a systemic way
Sociological imagination ability to see the connection between the larger world and out personal lives
arthropology the comparative study of he past and present cultres.
pshychology Science that deals with the behavior and thinkling of organisms.
social psychology study of how an indivdiduals behavior and personility are affected by the social behavior.
economics study of the choices people make in an effect to satisfy their wants and needs.
political sceince study of the organization and operation of governments.
history study of past events
C.Wright Mills sociologist that related sociological imagination to sociology.
Social Darwinism perspective that holds that societies evolve toward stability and perfection.
Function positive consequence an element of society has for the maintenance of the social system.
Verstehen empathetic understandind of the meanings others attach to their actions.
Ideal type decription of the essential characteristics of some aspect of society
Theroy systematic explanation of the relationship among phenomena
Thoretical perspective general set of assumptions about the nature of phenomena. In case of sociology, a theoretical perspective outlines certain assumptions about the nature of social life.
Functionalist perspective theoretical perspective that views society as a set of interrelated parts that work together to produce a stable social system
Dysfunctional negative consequenece an element has for the stability of the social system
Manifest function intended and recognized consequence of some element of society
Latent function unintended and unrecognized consequenece of some element of society
Conflict perspective theoretical perspective that forces on those forces in society that promote competition and change
Interactionist perspective theoretical perspective that forces on how individuals interact with one another in society
Symbol anything that stands for something else and has a shared meaning attached to it. Language, gestures, Images, Sounds , physical objects, events, and elements of the natural convey a perticular meaning.
Symbolic interaction interaction between people that takes places through the use of symbols
Auguste Comte French philosopher one of the first scholors to apply the methods physical science to the study of social life. Also coined socioly as the study of life. Focused on social stactics and social dynamics.
Herbert Spancer English elovated the charles Darwin theroy of evolution in to society
Karl Max believed that the structure of society is influnced by how its economy is organized.
Emilie Durkheim Frenchman relgion and maintaining social order study suicide
Max Weber separate groups with society rather than society as a whole
Created by: Annie.Borden