Sociology Notes

Sociology Notes - Sociology Notes *8-27-08* The systematic...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Sociology Notes *****************************8-27-08***************************** The systematic study of human society, human social behavior, social institutions, social relationships, groups, and the patter n Focus is on the GROUP. Looking for PATTERNS. Explaining PATTERNS. How do we think sociologically? What are Individualistic Explanations? Try to see how aspects of social life interrelate. We stop making assumptions and stop going along with preconceived presumptions. We use the Sociological Imagination. *****************************9-15-08***************************** Social Construction of Reality is a process by which human-created ideas become so firmly accepted that to deny them is to d e Language gives meaning to people, objects, events, and ideas of our lives. Language is a key tool in construction of reality. Self-Fulfilling Prophecy - An assumption or prediction, that, as a result of having been made, causes the expected event to oc c We are born into a society, not able to create our own version of social reality that we want. Research
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Sociology Notes - Sociology Notes *8-27-08* The systematic...

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