L1_soc2 - on the influence of groups and structure on...

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What is Sociology 00:18 Basic points Soc is systematic study of the functioning org, development and types of  human societies It let us see how groups to which we belong and the society in which we live  shape behavior A society is a self-perpetuating human group that exists within a definite and  distinctive social space. Members also tend to share the same institutions,  culture and political authority Soc is essentially study of society, type of social sci Attempt to apply a sci approach (various methods) to the study of human  interaction and behavior Analytic perspective Phenomena are sufficiently neg or patterned to be studied  Natural phenomena have natural causes All truth is provisional Nature vs. Nurture Soc focuses on the nurture side of N vs N debate-important point- not  discounting nature but focusing on the soc context=nurture. Sociologist focus 
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Unformatted text preview: on the influence of groups and structure on individual behavior instead of focusing on individual will Problems in studying social life Everyone has assumptions and beliefs about how the world works and we tend to judge others by those std We are studying ourselvesdifficult to be objective about topics of soc Sociological study often challenges many of our deeply held beliefs about how the world works Macro soc Large scale analysis of societies at large Theories about how nations evolve, develop Meso soc Middle ground Org churches, culture of a particular org, social movements Ex gay marriage movment Micro soc Everyday interactions of everyday life Face to face interaction, everyday lived experience 00:18 00:18...
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