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Durkheim's central principle
Human behavior cannot be understood only in terms of the individual; we must always examine the social forces that affect people's lives
History and biography
What were the two elements C. Wright Mills identified as being the key to understanding the sociological imagination?
The idea of applying the scientific method to the social world, which was first proposed by Auguste Comte, is called
What term did Emile Durkheim use for the degree to which people are tied to their social groups?
What term did sociologist Max Weber use to refer to the self-denying approach to life?
the Protestant Ethic
Robert Merton referred to the unintended consequences of a system that helps it adjust and aid the overall working of society as a[n]
Norms which are not strictly enforced, such as eating habits in the student dining hall and a relaxed dress code for attending class are referred to as
A society made up of many different groups with no single group having dominance over the others is called a ____________ society.
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