Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key


Play button


Play button




Click to flip

28 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
the scientific study of social structure (human social behavior)
A particular point of view
Sociological perspective
View that looks at the behavior or groups not individuals
Psychological perspective
View that looks at the behavior of individuals
Social patterns/structure
The patterened interaction of people in social relationships
Sociological Perspective
The ability of individuals to see the relationship between events in ther personal lives and events in their society----

ability to see link between society and self
Convientional social wisdom
Ideas people assume are true
Theoretical perspective
A set of assumptions about an area of study
A contribution made by a part of society
Manifest Functions
Intended and recongnized consequences of an aspect society
Latent Functions
Unintended and unrecongnized consequences of and aspect of society
Conflict Theory
Approach emphasizing the role of conflict, competition, and constraint within a society
Negative consequences of an aspect of society
The ability to control the behavior of others
Anything that stands for something else and has an agreed upon meaning attached to it
Symbolic Interactionalism
The approach that focuses on the interactions amoung people based on the mutually understood symbols
Approach that depicts human interaction as theatrical performances
The mind set emphasizing knowledge, reason, and planning
Understanding social behavior by putting yourself in the place of others
Organic Solidarity
Social interdepndency based on a high degree of specialization in roles
Mechanical Solidarity
Social dependency based on a widespread consensus of values and beliefs, enforced conformity, and dependence on tradition and family
Class conflict
The ongoiing strugglebetween the bourgeoisie (owners) and the proletariat (workers)
Working class who labor for the bourgeoisie
Person who owns or controls the means of producing wealth
Class owning the means for producing wealth
Social dynamics
The study of social change
Social Statics
The study of social stability and order
The belied that knowledge should be derived from scientific observation in which we are positive