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What is Sociology?
Is the systematic study of social behavior and human groups.
What is Sociological imagination?
An awareness of the relationship between an individual and the wider society.
What is science?
Refers to the body of knowledge obtained by methods based on systematic ovservations.
What is a natural Science?
Is the study of the physical features of nature and the ways in which they interact and change.
What is a social Science?
Is the study of various aspects of human society.
Theory is?
A set of statements that seeks to explain problems, actions, or behavior. a myth.
what is anomie.
Refers to the loss of direction that a society feels when social control of individual behavior has become ineffective.
what is verstehen?
Is the understanding or insight in their intellectual work.
What is an ideal type?
Is a construct, a made-up model that serves as a measuring rod against which actual cases can be evaluated.
what is macro-sociology?
Concentrates on large-scale phenomena or entire civilizations.
what is macro-sociology?
Concentrates on large-scale phenomena or entire civilizations.
What is a micro-sociology?
Stresses the study of small groups and often uses experimental study in laboratories.
What is the funtionalist perspective?
Emphasizes the way that parts of a society are structured to maintain its stability.
what is manifest functions?
are open, stated, and conscious functions.
what are latent functions?
Are unconscious or unintended functions and may reflect hidden purposes of an institution.
What is dysfuntion?
Refers to an element or a process of society that may actually disrupt a social system or lead to a decrease in stability.
What is a conflict perspective?
Assumes that social behavior is best understood in terms of conflict or tension between competing groups.
What is interactionist perspective?
Generalizes about everyday forms of social interaction in order to understand society as a whole.
What is nonverbel Communication?
are gestures, facial expressions and postures.
What is dramaturgical approach?
Compares everyday life to the setting of the theater and stage.
What is the feminist perspective?
Views inequity in gender as central to all behavior and organization.
What is applied sociology?
Is the use of the discipline of sociology with the specific intent of yielding practical applications for human behavior and organizations.
What is clinical sociology?
is dedicated to altering social relationships or to restructuring social institutions.
What is basic sociology?
Seeks a more profound knowledge of the fundamental aspects of social phenomena.
What is social inequality?
a condition in which members of society have differing amounts of wealth, prestige or power.