Essay about The Whos and Whats of Sociology

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1. The study and science of Sociology is a comparitively new pursuit, as opposed to the general sciences such as physics, archeology and chemistry, that is now being used to explain and help improve our way of life and behaviour. Many benefits are derived from the study of sociology; understanding the social dynamics within communities or certain groups give clarity on why problems and conflicts arise within them, and how those can be solved, as well as impinging upon our individual day to day existence.

The study of sociology enables us to understand the basis of human behaviour within different contexts, the interaction between different classes and social divisions, such as race, sex and age, and the factors that give rise to
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Sociology is studied systematically through thorough empirical research and the analysis of theories. The laws of nature, within limits stay the same, whereas things like human behaviour change all the time and sociology studies why those changes occur to help people understand the reasons for their behaviour and how to improve it to advance their quality of life, and to explain differences of attitudes of different classes in society and different sections of humanity. Sociology is a largely useful study that helps us understand the structure of communal life within different social groups and environments, such as various organizations, societies and groups. Sociology enables us to differentiate those conditions that create the different social strata. The study of sociology enables us to understand the reasons that gave rise to national and international commerical and political movements that govern our lives, such as the luddites in the commercial world and communism in the political world. Furthermore, it also explains the reason for movements that do not seem prima facie, such as movements which are not universaly accepted by the population as whole e.g. The RSPCA, which at first sight, does not seem closely related to human behaviour.

2. Sociologists strongly believe that when it comes to the question of whether we become the people we are and the part we take on in the society is decided by the force of nature, or whether we are 'nurtured'

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