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According to Comte's approach, the kind of thinking favored by people such as the inventor of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, becomes widespread during which level of societal development?
method of sociological research that focuses on the meanings people attach to their social world
According to comte's approach, the earliest stage of sociological development; lasted until end of Middle Ages.
According to Comte's approach, the stage of sociological development where people saw society as more of a natural than supernatural phenomenon.
structural functional approach
approach to sociology; society is a system where parts work together for stability
social conflict approach
approach to sociology; society is an arena of inequality that creates conflict and change
approach to sociology; society is a product of individual's everyday interactions
macro level orientation
Orientation of structural-functional and social-conflict approaches; looks at the forest instead of the trees.
micro level orientation
orientation of symbolic-interaction approach; looks at the trees instead of the forest.
hypothesis that language serves as the building blocks of reality; "if you don't have a word for something, it doesn't exist"
proposed that culture develops with technology; four levels include hunter/gatherer, pastoralism, agricultural, and industrial.
freud's component of personality that includes a person's efforts to balance the demands of society and innate pleasure-seeking instincts
freud's component of personality that represents the cultural values and norms internalized by an individual
north american cultural (not biological) concept of a carefree time of learning and play in the earliest part of life
people are isolated from the rest of society, supervised, with control, standardization, formal rules and daily routines enforced by administrative staff
style of leadership characterized by giving orders. Good in a crisis and motivates the group.
style of leadership characterized by including everyone in decision making. Bonds group, but less successful in a crisis
Laissez faire leadership
Style of leadership where group is allowed to function on its own. Needs a motivated group to work properly, and not effective in promoting group goals.
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