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According to Emile Durkheim, a category of people with higher suicde rate typically have
lower social integration
Making use of the sociological perspective encourages
challenging commonly held beliefs
Which German word meaning "understanding" was used by Max Weber to describe his approach to sociological research?
The term "sociology" was coined in 1838 by
Auguste Comte
Herbert Spencer described human society as having much in common with
The human body
Karl Marx believed that religion
Support social inequality
W.E.. Du Bois claimed that ____ was the major problem facing the U.S. during the 20th century
The dominant values of U.S. culture include which of the following?
A belief in individualism
The U.S. is the most ____ of all countries
Key values of U.S. culture
Are sometimes in conflict with one another
Among all forms of life, humans stand out as the only species that
Relies on culture to ensure survival
The early U.S. sociologist who described the difference between folkways and mores was
William Graham Sumner
Based on the Harlows' research with rhesus monkeys and the case of Anna, the isolated child, one might reasonably conclude that
Long-term social isolation leads to permanent developmental damage in both monkeys and humans
Baded on reasearch around the world, Paul Ekman concludes that people everywhere express how man basic emotions
If you were a prisoner, a maximum-security prison would be which of the following types of organizations from your point of view
A coercive organization
About what share of the states in this country have laws that permit marriage between first cousins
Half of the states
Which statement about terrorism is True
Whether someone is a "terrorist" or a "freedom fighter" is often a matter of definition, identifying and effectively targeting terrorists is usually difficult, democratic societies are especially vulnerable to terrorism
Thinking about how patterns of child-rearing vary by class, lower-class parents generally stress ___, while well-to-do parents typically stress ___
Mead placed the origin of the self in
Social experience
Jean Piaget's focus was on
Cognition, or how people think and understand
On average, a U.S. household has at least one television turned on for how many hours a day