Sociology Ch. 1: Sociological Point of View
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interaction between people that takes place through the use of symbols
a systematic explanation of the relationship among phenomena
the sociologist who believed that the economy influences social structure
theoretical perspective that views society as a set of interrelated parts that work together to produce a stable social system.
Social science taught in both the psychology and sociology departments; studies how personalities are affected by the social environment
A positive consequence an element of society has for the stability of society.
model of society based on survival of the fittest
First sociologist to apply the systematic methods of science to study society
anything that stand for something else and has a shared meaning attached to it.
Social science closest to sociology in its subject matter
Popularized the evolution theory and applied principles of biology to it
general set of assumptions about the nature of phenomena
a description based on the essential characteristics of a feature of society.
intended and recognized consequence of some element of society
theoretical perspective that follows the tradition of Herbert Spencer and Emile Durkheim
Person considered to be the founder of sociology
observable fact or event
Sociologist who developed the concept of the ideal type
Elements of society that can be manifest or latent
The discipline that studies society and social behavior.
the empathetic understanding of the meaning others attach to their actions
any discipline that studies some aspect of society
Herbert Spencer was influenced by his work
The theoretical perspective that focuses on the forces in society that promote competition and change.
Which sociologist introduced the concept of Verstehen?
The theoretical perspective that focuses on how individuals interact with one another in society.
What perspective would be used by sociologists who study the differences in salaries of men?
Is an unintended or unrecognized consequence of an element in society.
How people relate to one another and influence each others behavior is called.
Negative an element has for the stability of the social system.
He believed that the structure of society is based on the organization of its economy
He is famous for his study of suicide in 1897
Who developed the idea of a sociological imagination?
C. Wright Mills
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