Gibson Chapter 9
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. The most visible office in the state is that of the
a. attorney general.
b. lieutenant governor.
d. comptroller of public accounts.
e. speaker of the House.
Difficulty: 1; Blooms level: Comprehens
Gibson chapter 12 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
1. The prevailing constitutional theory on the relationship of local governments to the state is the _
Difficulty: 2; Blooms level: Kn
Marriage and Partner Selection
+ Connection to natural resources and economic development
- Individual choice
Changes in understandings of marriage ove
Thinking Sociologically about Families
Family d:/ social institution. Primary group. Web of statuses and roles. 2+ related
by birth, marriage, adoption.
Family of choice/ family of affinity d:/
Perspectives on Family
Erving Goffman: Dramaturgy
- Because its there.
Maverick (a real one)
- Writing style
- Methods (sources of his knowledge)
The place of Goffmans theory of interaction and self in sociology.
- Identification (under which theore
Development of the Individual: Ideas and Models
Freuds model of personality
- Basic drives + social influence
- Drive d:/ not to be confused with specific instincts. Biologically determined.
Impulses common to all members of
Socialization: becoming human
Explaining the individual: nature and nurture
Nature: Latin root nat(us). Born.
Nurture: Latin root nutrit(us). Nourished.
The importance of the historical moment
- Darwin, Freud, Mead, E.O. Wilson
CULTURE: WHY IT FEELS NATURAL
Reference groups d:/ groups to which members belong/want to belong
The importance of identification with
By age five
Travel Channels B
CULTURE: PLACING LIMITS
A little story
Possibilities and constraints
Institutionalized norms d:/ widely accepted patterns of behavior/expectations.
Shaped by a societys social institutions.
Folkways d:/ informal rul
How do you know?
Just because you think it is so, or because you believe it should be so, doesnt
make it so.
Conventional Research Model:
1. Select and define research problem
2. Review relevant lit
- What do we know? What is unknown?
Theory d:/ set of logically interrelated statements. These statements describe,
explain and predict relationships.
- Assumes order
- Same facts different story
- Way of making sense of the world.
Questions to keep in mind:
1. What is the importance of culture?
2. When do we become aware of culture?
3. How does culture help to make social life orderly and predictable?
Culture d:/ group or societys blueprint for daily living. Learned. Inclu
SOCIETY AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE: CONCEPTS
Society d:/ population sharing space, culture, identity and subject to the same political
We call societys persistent macro-level structure social structure.
Social structure d:/ largely stable social f
SOCIOLOGY IS NOT
Searches for patterns in the social
Content with individual,
world. Makes statements about
psychological, or biological
humans with shared characteristics.
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)
C. W. Mills (1916-1962)
Exam 3 Review
You will want to pay particular attention to the following sections: (in addition to reading
the chapters and looking over the slides). Since I am handing this out early, I may have a
few additions on Wednesday when I review during