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Unformatted text preview: 09-07-07 Introduction To Sociology Vocab Ch. 1 KEY TERMS &amp; PEOPLE-sociology-the scientific study of human society and social interaction-sociological imagination-relationship between individual experiences and forces in the larger society that shape our actions-science-a body of systematically arrange knowledge that show the operation of general laws-scientific method-a process by which a body of scientific knowledge is built through observation, experimentation, generalization, and verification-empiricism-the view that generalizations are valid only if they rely on evidence that can be observed directly or verified through our senses-social sciences-those disciplines that apply scientific methods to the study of human behavior-psychology-the study of individual behavior and mental processes; concerning motivation, perception, cognition, creativity, mental disorders, and personality; uses lab experiments-social psychology-the study of how human behavior is influenced and shaped by various social situations-economics-the study of the creation, distribution, and consumption of goods and services-political science-the study of political theory, the actual operation of government, and political behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY unknown taught by Professor Tischler during the Spring '08 term at Mass Colleges.
- Spring '08