Essay on Social Perspective On Human Behavior

829 Words Oct 1st, 2015 4 Pages
1. Sociologist uses social perspective to understand human society and how everything around us affects us. The relationship society has on human behavior and actions. For example, the internet affects human behavior and the society around us because affects our behavior. The way that we can uniquely see and understand it in a social perspective is by practicing beginner’s mind. American Sociologist, Bernard McGrane, proposed beginner’s mind in where one would have to see society without the knowledge one has of the things happening around us. He describes it as “If we would like to better understand the world around us, then we must unlearn what we already know.” Bernard McGrane suggested to actually study society by just standing in a public place and do nothing but see the way each person reacts. By doing this, people realize and see things differently. A question that the view on the internet in structural functionalism might ask is how it applies to solidarity. In our textbook, it states that functionalism theory will help our society to make racial and ethnic problems be part of a whole society. The internet contributes to the society’s structure because of its acceptance in today’s society. In an article by Manuel Castells and Wallis Annenberg, they state that the media and other suggest that the use of technology or the internet will bring down society because its contribution will isolate society as a whole. Yet, they disagree because they believe that “Our current…

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