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Example of Non-Institutionalized
Fads (haircuts), crazes (bubble gum), panics huge gatherings & movements of people.
Four characteristics of all sciences:
Objective observation, passionate practitioners, systematic research methods and measurements.
A coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena: Einstein's theory of relativity.
Characteristic of Structural
This approach conceptualizes different structures in society falling apart.
Characteristic of Conflict
Emphasizes the view that life involves major struggles and conflicts between classes of people.
Characteristic of Symbolism
This approach strives to understand the understanding the meanings the motivations people have for the actions they take.
One who has the practical knowledge needed to get through daily life but not necessarily the scientific or technical knowledge of how things work.
Theoretical perspective in sociology:
Part of mastering different theoretical perspective in sociology is learning their vocabulary.
A quality of the mind that allows us to understand the relationship between our particular situation in life and what is happening at a social level.
Four types of causal research:
Inaccurate observations, selective observations, sample bias and illogical reasoning.
Example of selective observations
Ignoring data or findings that might change the conclusions or outcomes.
Example of illogical reasoning
A form of reasoning or theorizing that is irrational or illogical and that does not hold up to scientific scrutiny.
Examples variations in culture across societies, within societies and in societies overtime:
Saudi Arabia, Nevada (prostitution), civil rights era and body rituals of the Nacermeria.
A superiority complex of the part of people who think one culture is superior then others.
Groups within society that are differentiated by its distinct values and norms and lifestyles.
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