Unformatted text preview: the causes and effects we can then begin to spot the invisible strings that cause people to act a certain way or to do a certain thing. There has been many times in the past where a natural disaster has occurred and people have been left without food and resources. Now, people have learned from experience and every time a natural disaster is called for people overstock on certain things, generally bread and water. Wal-Mart has used these sociological statistics to in turn research farther and realize that other things such as strawberry poptarts, are flying off the shelves as well. By reading the consumer market sociologically, and as a whole public issue, instead of reading it psychologically, as a personal trouble, Wal-Mart has gained a whole new insight and advantage on customer sales....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, certain way, larger historical context, predictive technology