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Unformatted text preview:parts operating and coordinating together. The conflict perspective argues that society is made of groups with competing interests meaning society can be better understood by observing the conflict in society. The interactionist perspective believe we give meaning to things and people and that we act based on these meanings. 4. Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior and human groups and how societies begin and change. It is different from other sciences because it is the only one that is concerned with the interactions of human beings and their societies. 5. A sociologist would study something that is common sense because sometimes it isn't true or reliable because we don't test our assumptions to see if it's really true. Sociologists often put common sense assumptions to the test and study them.