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1. Decision making Conventional Wisdom – what most people assume to be true (when you assume, you make an …. .). Questioning and researching conventional wisdom – decisions made on reality rather than on socially accepted beliefs. Perspective – a particular point of view. We do not realize how our perspective is skewed by our experiences. Sociology is the scientific study of social structure – not social behavior --- what is the difference. Sociological Perspective – focus on the patterns of behavior shared by members of a group or society. (Mean Girls book) Social Structure – the patterned interaction of people in social relationships.
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Unformatted text preview: Synergy the whole is greater than the sum of its parts Durkheim people act differently in groups than they would by themselves . All groups encourage conformity Eating habits, dress, attitudes toward family life these change due to family structure, then peer structure, than national structure. What about religion what affects religious beliefs? Why conform? Members have been taught to value the groups ways. Social imagination C. Wright Mills the ability of individuals to see the relationship between events in their personal lives and events in their society....
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