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Chapter 1 – The Sociological Perspective and Research- Study guideThese come from the PowerPoints and the E-textYou should be familiar with the following terms and concepts, and be able to apply themto examples:- The difference between Psychology and SociologyPsychology 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 assumptionsAssesses both the opportunities and limitations of our livesEmpowers us to actively participate in the social world around us- Early Thinkers: A Concern with Social Order and StabilityAuguste 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.