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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 Sociologypsych – study of human mind as they relate to oneselfsoc – systematic study of human society- Why Study Sociology?Actively participate in the world around usAssess truth behind “common sense” assumptionsAssess opportunities/limitations- Early Thinkers: A Concern with Social Order and StabilityAuguste Comte – positivism: apply scientific method to social world, also coined “sociology”, wanted sociologists to GUIDE social reformHerbert Spencer – DO NOT guide social reform, social Darwinism: survival of the fittestKarl Marx – class conflict (bourgeoisie and proletariat) Emile Durkheim – social integration: social factors influence suicideMax Weber – religion is central factor in social change, protestant v catholic-
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Sociology, General social patterns, Wright Mills, fey, Chapter One Study Guide, GUIDE social reform