9/19/2007 3:08:00 PM TEST 1 Sociology and other sciences Explain and predict events in natural environment The social sciences o Human behavior is unpredictable o The idea is to examine human relationships to help make educated predictions The scient
The oldest form of sociology we know of?
Form of Family
The family we are born in primarily consist
of our parents and sibliings
Type of family
When we get married and have children
Family of Procreati
The Sociological Imagination
What is sociology?
Defined as the scientific study of social behavior and human groups (Schaefer,
Looks at how social relationships influence attitudes and behavior.
Examines how societies are established a
Study Guide: Exam 1, Chapters 1-6 Wednesday September 19th
Agents of socialization
he is the father of sociology; study of sociology should be empirical (based on experiments,
observations, or experiences) study of sociology was the study of
Social Groups two or more people who interact w/ one
Criminologists researchers who use scientific methods to
another, who share a common identity and a sense of belonging study the nature, extent, cause, and control of criminal behavior
Primary group- a
Race, Ethnicity and Ethnic Group: a group of people who share physical Pluralism: a political system in which power is distributed among a
characteristics, such as skin color and facial features, that are passed on variety of competing groups in a society
Sociology Chapter 2:
Wife abuse. Important with criminology, part of sociology. What happens if you arrest
the husband no matter what? Some sociologist said the husbands will stop no matter
what based on social control theory. They dont want to lose job,
Chapter 3 continued
Subculture-culture inside a particular culture or society. Some may be big and others
may be smaller.
o Some cultures go against mainstream norm; they are called counterculture. Ex.
Terrorist. They go against what is normal for their
SOCL Chapter 1: Whats Sociology and how did it develop?
What is sociology and how did it develop?
o Can be defined in many way, the most basic, words about human associations or
o Sociology is concerned with all others and every aspect of so
Chapter 5: Socialization
Dog girl video. A girl is raised by dogs. She was neglected by his parents at age 3 and
grew up in a cage with dogs. She was found at 8. Lived with dogs for 5 years. Her parents
were alcoholics. Tried to unite with her parents bu
What is Culture
How do sociologist understand culture?
All human groups possess culture- language, beliefs, values, norms, and material objects that
they pass from one generation to the next. Material culture consist of objects such as art
Society Makes Us Human
How much of our human characteristics come from nature and how much come from nurture?
Observation of isolated children, institutionalized, and feral children help to answer the nature
verses nurture questions, as do exper
The Sociological Perspective
What is the Sociological Perspective?
The sociological perspective stresses that peoples social experiences-the group to which we
they belong and their experiences within these groups-underlie their behavio
Sociology September 29, 2016
Chris Rock Speech about Career vs Job
Alienation in their job- end up feeling detached from the work, no
achievement or connection from his job, no emotional attachment (cog in a
machine just going through the motions)
- How d
Chapter 6: Societies to Social Networks
Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach 7/e
James M. Henslin
Chapter Six: Societies to Social Networks
Chapter 6: Societies to Social Networks
What is a Group?
"People who interact with one another and thin
sociology chapter 8
Inequalities of gender Sex- biological difference between men and women Gender- social conditions that make you male or female sex and the body primary sex characteristics o what your born with secondary sex characteristics o come
Sociology chapter 1
The sociological perspective What is sociology? o Systematic study of human society
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Using scientific method to look at situation Characteristics of sociology o Sociology is regarded to be a science Most i
Political and economic institutions Basics of political institutions What are politics o o What o Social institution What is right and what is wrong is power The business in being in government
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o Come from sere
Groups and organizations What are social groups 2 or more individuals
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have to identify with one another and have interaction categories and crowds categories share a common status not a group form of classificatio
Sociology chapter 2
CULTURE, SOCIETY AND DIVERSTIY Culture What is culture
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o Values beliefs behaviors and material objects that constitute a way of life that are passed down form one generation to the next o Tells us what to d
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Symbolic interactionist perspective Labeling theory deviance and conforming doesn't come from the way we act but how others react to it o What deviant may not be considered to be later Primary and secondary devi
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Social stratification and social inequality Social stratification- one part of a society is going to have a disproportionate share of something of value. Individuals have more power There is a disproportionate Fo