Sociology Chapter One Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Sociology
The study of society
Social Fact
Any social activity or situation that can be observed or measured
Sociological Imagination
a way of looking at the world that sees the connections among the seeming private
Fuctionalist Perspective
if something doesn't fit in, then that part of society will naturally be eliminated
Interactionist Perspective
Looks at manner which individuals respond to each other
Dysfunction
Creates a threat to stability of society
Social Darwinism
Social evolution
Scientific Method
1)Define the problem
2)Review information
3)Formulate a hypothesis
4)Design Research
5)Analyze and develop a conclusion
Manifest Function
apparent and conscious
Latent Function
unconscious, unintended/hidden
What 2 periods brought about great change in Europe with relation to the study of sociology?
1500's (Enlightenment)
Industrial Revolution
Weber
subjective perspective
Marx
Communist idea
Durkheim
What kept society together and what broke it apart?
Spencer
How does social change affect wealth and power?
Comte
How is order brought to a society?
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