The Influence Of Sociology On Society 's Influence On Human Behavior

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Sociology is a science which deals with the establishment and development of human societies. It is a science that has as purpose which is studying the reality of those entities in society. As well as the study of how society influences human behavior. Sociology is made up of many theories about how society influences humans and their behaviors. Structuralism and functionalism are theoretical perspectives in the social sciences such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, and others. These two perspectives are different in certain ways.
The Origins of Sociology The works of Marx, Durkheim and Weber were primarily European. However, the discipline has rooted in all the world and some of the most important contributions have come from the United States. The work of George Herbert Mead (1863-1931), philosopher who taught at the University of Chicago had a critical influence on the development of sociological theory (Britannica 2003). Mead underlined the importance of language and symbols in social life human and, subsequently, the prospect that became known as "symbolic interactionism". Mead paid more attention to small social processes than to society as a whole. Although the beginning of symbolic interactionism is quite old, this perspective only began to be influential after a certain time.
Talcon Parsons (1902-1979) became the first department chairman of the Sociology department in Harvard. He made contributions to the study of the family, the bureaucracy, professions,…

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