Chapter 1_sociology - Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective and Research Study guide These come from the PowerPoints and the E-text You should be

Chapter 1_sociology - Chapter 1 The Sociological...

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Chapter 1 – The Sociological Perspective and Research - Study guide These come from the PowerPoints and the E-text You should be familiar with the following terms and concepts, and be able to apply them to examples: - The difference between Psychology and Sociology Psychology is the study of the human mind. Sociology is the study of groups of people (ie. trends, demographics, etc) - Why Study Sociology? Helps us assess the “truth” behind common sense assumptions Assesses both the opportunities and limitations of our lives Empowers us to actively participate in the social world around us - Early Thinkers: A Concern with Social Order and Stability Auguste Comte- used the term sociology to engage the study of society w/ the help of Harriet Martineau. Hebert Spencer's contributed an evolutionary perspective on social order and social change. Durkheim argued that societies are built on social facts, rapid social changes produce strain and loss of shared values and purpose can lead to a condition of anomie.
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