the social science that studies human society and social behavior
the disciplines that study human social behavior in a scientific manner
how people relate to one another and influence each others behavior
observable facts or events that involve human society
a scientific perspective towards looking at social life instead of accepting comon sense explanations
The ability to see the connection between the larger world and your personal life
the comparative study of past and present cultures
The social science that deals with the behavior and thinking of organisms
the study of how the social environment affects an individual's behavior and personality
the examination of organization and operation of governments
considered the founder of sociology as a distinct subject, and coined the term "sociology".
-believed that society changes through definite processes called social dynamics
-we dont look at his ideas today
was influenced by Charles Darwin and said that society is a set of interdependent parts that work together to maintain the system over time
-believed the best parts of society would survive over time, and the fittest societies
-his ideas were not accepted
belief that the best and fittest societies will survive over time
-developed by herbert Spencer
believed that the structure of society is influenced by its economy.
-divided society into the bourgeoisie, and proletariat
-believed in a classless society where everyone would contribute according to his ability and be rewarded according to his needs
this man developed France's first university sociology course.
-viewed societies interdependent parts as "Functions"
the consequence that an element of society produces for the maitenence of the social system
this man was interested in seperate groups within society, rather than society as a whole.
-believed that sociologists should study the thoughts and feelings of individuals
- developed the principle "Verstehen" where one person places themselves in another's shoes and views the situation through their eyes
a description comprised of the essential characteristics of a feature of society
an explanation of the the relationships among a particular phonomena
a general set of assumptions about the nature of things
the negative consequence an element has for the stability of the social system
the intended and recognized consequence of some element of society
the unintended and unrecognized consequence of some element of society
this perspective focuses on the forces in society that promote competition and change
the perspective which focuses on how individuals interact with one another in society
anything that represents something else