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Unformatted text preview: ETHNOPSYCHOLOGIES (relative but not common sense) SOCIOLOGICAL THINKING-Us, our place in society, others around us-Systematic methods-Based on individual experience-Objective data-Not necessarily factually based-Historical-Individualism-a cultural belief in the value and efforts of individuals-individuals are solely responsible for their thoughts and actions-" [Individualism is] one of the most beautiful fictions we have " -Bryce-Runs contrary to sociological thinking SOCIAL SCIENCE vs. NATURAL SCIENCE-Systematic methods-Systematic methods-Objective data-Objective data-Subjective data-Social realities (change widely-Natural (obdurate) realities (unchanging) 8.31 Common sense - assumed knowledge within a society Put aside our own ethnopsychologies to engage in sociological thinking. PRIVATE (is anything?) PUBLIC Memories Religion Dreams...
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- Fall '07