What Is Social Deviance?
Define social deviance and understand the difference between formal and informal
Explain how ideas about what is deviant change over time and how these changes are
reflected in society.
Explain the notion of causality.
Describe the two general categories of research methodsquantitative and
Research 101: The Basics
Compare and contrast deductive and inductive approaches to research.
Views of Inequality
Explain Jean-Jacques Rousseaus idea about the connection between private property
and social inequality.
Explain the notion that inequality is the result of abundance and define
The Sociological Imagination
Sociology is the study of human society.
In the mid-twentieth century, sociologist C. Wright Mills argued that we need
to use our sociological imagination to think critically about the social world
The Sociology of Sociology
The French scholar Auguste Comte, founder of what he called social
physics or positivism, felt that we could better understand society by
determining the logic or scientific laws governing human behavior.
Harriet Martineau, the
Define a dyad and a triad and explain the fundamental differences between these two
types of groups.
Describe the three different roles that a third group member can play when entering a
Explain the relationship b
The Sociological Imagination
Describe what the discipline of sociology studies.
Define the sociological imagination and describe how it makes the familiar
What Is a Social Institution?
Explain what social institutions are an
Definitions of Culture
Describe the evolution of the meaning of the term culture.
Material versus Nonmaterial Culture
Explain the difference between material and nonmaterial culture.
Explain the concept of cultural r
Socialization: The Concept
Explain the concept of socialization.
Limits of Socialization
Describe the nature versus nurture debate.
Theories of Socialization
Describe the difference between self, I, and me in terms of a persons
Sociology and Its Cousins
Sociology focuses on making comparisons across cases to find patterns and
create hypotheses about how societies work now or in the past. Sociology
looks at how individuals interact with one another as well as at how groups,
Ed. Psych 370 Notes- Larsen
Do we lie to ourselves?
Heavens gate (1997)
Its hard to see our own beliefs are wrongeveryone does this
-deception, lies(santa) by others
-we like to think we get rid of these wrong beliefs the olde
O Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States
O Some Statistics about household income, poverty rate, education, and health by race and
O Population:12,951,215 (4.3%)
O Country of origin is significant in
Violence Against Women
-According to 2006 Bureau of Justice Statistics, 387,000aggravated assaults against
-From the National Crime Victimization Survey, about 21 per 10,000women are
-According to FBI statistics,
-Gender and social stratification in the US
-Gender and socialization
-Some consequences of gender stratification
Gender and social stratification in the US
-Gender and workplace
-Gender and education
-Gender and politics
-Gender and milit
Chapter outline (Textbook-Ch.11)
-Definitions of Gender and Sex
-Gender differences: biology vs. culture
-Global gender inequality
-Gender and social stratification in the U.S.
-Gender and socialization (gender message in films)
-Cloward and Ohlin
-Extended Mertons theory by proposing that crime is not only a result of limited
legitimate means, but also of abundant illegitimate means
-Deviance or conformity depends on the relative opportunity
-Types of slavery continued
-Human trafficking: the movement of men, women, and children from one place to
another for the purpose of performing forced labor
Explanations of global poverty
-Introduction -what is deviance?
-Theoretical analysis of deviance
-Deviance, race, and gender
-The U.S. Criminal justice system
-Society teaches us all to conform to many rules, norms, and laws
-The criminal jus
Chapter outline (Ch.9)
-Some important concepts
-Global wealth and poverty
-Theoretical analysis of global stratification
Some important concepts
-Global stratification is patterns of social inequality in the world as a whole
-On a global level, th
-Official collection of reported criminal activity
-Crimes that are known to the police
-Many cases go unreported
-Reveal crime rate about three
-Three factors for dependence of poor nations
-Narrow, export-oriented economics
-Poor nations produce only a few resources for export to rich countries
-e.g. Coffee and fruits from Latin Amer
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: PSP and SSP, Differences in Theories
Social Psych exists in sociology, psychology and anthropology. Applied
by market researchers and consumer scientists.
Emerged in early 20th centurysplitting off from philosophy. Textbooks