Soc. 1 (ch. 1) (1).pdf - An Introducation to Sociology What Is Sociology Scientific study of human behavior social groups and society Sociology is …

Soc. 1 (ch. 1) (1).pdf - An Introducation to Sociology What...

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An Introducation to Sociology
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What Is Sociology? Scientific study of human behavior, social groups, and society
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Sociology is … Concerned with the causes and consequences of human behavior
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What’s her story?
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C. Wright Mills A quality of mind that allows us to understand the influence of biography & history on our interactive processes. The Sociological Imagination
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A conscious effort to question the obvious Ability to think objectively and examine issues critically Sociological Perspective
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Thinking Sociologically Requires 1. knowledge that beliefs about world / others / selves often wrong 2. critical thinking (objective assessment of ideas / information) 3. close examination of human behavior (ask questions / question common answers) 4. Understanding micro and macro causes for human behavior.
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Microsociology or Macrosociology? School failure Unemployment Poverty Alcoholism Crime Discrimination Drug Addiction Divorce Homelessness Pollution
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Development of Sociology
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