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37 Cards in this Set

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Emile Durkheim
1858-1917: France
Suicide Rates:
Catholics-most likely
Protestants-most likely
jewish-least likely
Structural Functional
A frameowrk for ubuilding theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability.
Global Perspective
The study of the larger world and out society's place in it.
High Income Countries
United States
Middle Income Countries
Low Income Countries
Latent Functions
The unrecognized and unintended consequences of any social pattern.
Manifest Functions
The recognized and intended consequences of any social pattern.
the values, beliefs, behavior, ad material objects that together form a people's way of life.
Culture Shock
Personal disorientation when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life.
Culture Lag
The fact tha some cultural elements change more quickly than others, disrupting a cultural system.
Material Culture
The tangible things created by members of a society.
Nonmaterial Culture
The intangible world of ideas created by members of a society.
Rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members.
Norms for routine or casual interaction. Ex)Opening a door for a woman.
Norms that are widely observed and have great moral significance. Ex)pedophilia
An Educational program recognizing the cultural diversity of the United States and promoting the equality of all cultural traditions.
Anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share a culture.
A system of symbols that allows people to communicate with one another.
Cultural Transmission
the process by which one generation passes culture to the next.
cultural patterns that set apart some segment of a society's population.
cultural patterms that strongly oppose those widely accepted within a society.
Cultural Relativism
The practice of evaluating a culture by its own standards.
The practice of judging another culture by the standards of one's own culture.
Peer Groups
A social group whose members have interests, social position, and age in common. Ex)Basketball team
Anticipatory Socialization
Learning that helps a person achieve a desired position. Ex)young kids talking in slang to fit in.
Radically changing an inmate's personality by carefully controlling the enviroment.
Max Weber
1864-1920 German sociologist. Emphasized the need to understand a setting from the point of view of the people.
Herbert Spencer
Body Metaphore & Social Darwinism
C. Wright Mills
Change people & Change society.
Society, not peoples fallings is the cause of social prolem.
Sigmund Freud
Turned to the study of personality and mental disorder then to the theory of psychoanalysis.
Jean Piaget
studied human cognition, or how people think
Harry Harlow
Studied monkeys and isolation
Lawrence Kohlberg
Built on Piaget's work in studying moral resoning. Moral Development
Carol Gilligan
The Gender Factor. Compared moral development of girls and boys and concluded that the two sexes use different standards of rightness.
George Herbert Mead
The Social Self-used to explain how social experience creates individual personality.
Erick Erickson
8 Stages of Development