Sociolog1 - Looks for forms and patterns of behavior...

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Sociology • Study of people in groups • Study of human social interaction • Study of society • Study of the web of social relationships • Scientific study of the causes and consequences of human social interaction General Characteristics of Sociology • Categorical rather than normative – Concerned with what is not what ought to be • Pure not an applied social science – Get information and let others use it • Abstract rather than concrete social science
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Unformatted text preview: Looks for forms and patterns of behavior General not a special social science Looks for interactions that are more universal Sociologists Are Not Not necessarily someone who likes to work with or help peoplecriminologists, social workers, statisticians or totally detached Concerned with Social Factsfeelings and ways of behaving outside the individual Example is the removal of facial and body hair by females in US society...
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