Chapter 2 sociology

Chapter 2 sociology - Chapter 2: Core 1. How were...

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Chapter 2: Core 1. How were individuals treated in our culture in earlier times and in many other cultures still treated today? If individuals in such societies fail to live up to expectations, who feels the shame? a. Individuals were barely noticed. But they are treated as extensions of their family, clan, or tribe. When one did something heroic the whole group receives credit instead of the individual. b. If one person does something wrong, the group feels shamed. 2. Even if individuals have “free will,” what makes some choices easier and other choices harder? a. The social environment 3. In what way is an individualistic model misleading? a. It encourages us to explain human behavior and experience from a perspective that’s so narrow it misses most of what’s going on. 4. How does the individualistic bias influence people to think of their own situations? a. It leads them to think that their own situations are wholly a result of their own behavior. They don’t notice that there are larger entities, including social institutions that shape their behaviors. 5. How does McIntyre believe the high divorce rate can be fixed if people want to fix it? a.
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course SOCY 150 taught by Professor Buffenbarger during the Spring '11 term at Ferris State.

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