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27 Cards in this Set

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the social scince that studies human behavior.
Social scinces
disciplines that study human social behavior.
Social interaction
how ppl relate to one another and influence each others behavior.
social phenomena
facts or events that involve human society.
sociological perspective
looking beyand commonly held belief to the hidden meanings behind human actions.
C. Wright Mills
came up with sociological imagination
Sociological imagination
the ability to see the connection between the larger world and your personal life.
the comparative study of pst and present cultures.
social science that deals with the behavior and thinking of people.
social psychology
the study of how the social environment affects an individals behavior and personality.
the study of how the social environment affects an individuals behavior and personality.
political science
ex. of the org. nd operation of gov.'s.
Auguste Comte
focused on: social order, and social change.
Social Darwinism
spencer: survival of the fittest.
Herbert Spencer
coined the tearm, survival of the fittest
Max Wever
focused on seperate groups within society, effect of society on the individual.
attempt to enderstand the meanings individuals attach to their actions.
Ideal type
essential characterisitcs of a feature of society
explan. of the relationships among particulat phenomena.
theoreical perspectives
to provide a foundation for their inquiries.
functional perspective
society as a set of interrelated parts that work together to produce a stable social system
negative consequence
manifest function
intended consequence
latent function
unintended consequence
interactionist perspective
how individuals interact with one another in society
Karl Marx
believed society needed to be split into two classes: capitalists and workers.
Emile Durkheim
function of religion in maintaining social order.