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sociological perspective
the concept that describes opening a window into unfamiliar worlds that allow us to understand human behavior by placing it within its broader social context
social location
when sociologists group people into categories based on their age, gender, educational level, job, and income, they are determining this...
the sociological perspective emphasizes how the social context influences people's lives, particularly how people are influences by ....
C. Wright Mills
the sociologist responsible for suggesting the connection between history and biography to explain sociological imagination was....
Auguste Comte
The first person to propose that the scientific method could be applied to the study of social life was...
Herbert Spencer
The theorist who is sometimes referred to as the "second father of sociology" was...
Herbert Spencer
the term survival of the fittest, which is the principle part of the concept of Darwinism was coined by....
class conflict
Karl Marx suggested that the force that drives human history and is at the core of human society is .....
Karl Marx
the social thinker of the 19th century who predicted that there would be a classless society once working class united and began a revolution was...
Protestant ethic
Max Weber referred to the self-denying approach to life characterized by people living frugal lives and saving their money as the....
1st woman to hold a presidential cabinet position
What distinction did sociologish Frances Perkins hold in American history?
Jan Addams
Because of her outstanding contributions to social reform, as demonstrated in her work as a co-founder of Hull House, ________ was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
Harriet Martineau
Society in America, an analysis of American social customs, was published by sociologisy......
W.E.B. DuBois
The first African American ro earn a doctorate from Harvard University, who spent his lifetime studying race relations in American and was one of the founders of the NAACP
C. Wright Mills
The sociologist who developed the concept of the power elite was....
Select a topic, review the literature, collect data, share the results
What represents a correct sequence of steps in a research process?
honesty, truth, openess
What are the three qualities on which research is based?
public sociology
the American Sociological Association is promoting a policy that encourages politicians and policy makers to become more aware of the sociological perspective as a means to analyze and solve social issues...this is referred to as....
people all over the world, including college students, are breaking down national boundaries because of advances in communication, trade and traves...this is referred to as....
language creates ways of thinking and perceiving
Anthropologists Edward Sapir and Benjamin Whorf concluded that....
language, beliefs, values, norms, behavior, material objects, and thechnology that are passed from one generation to the next by members of society describe...
material culture
Jewelry, art, hairstyles, and clothing each represent examples of....
When Harry returned from a business meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, his wife asked him what he thought of the Vietnamese people. Harry said they are primitive people who eat animals from the street and drive wildly thru the streets on mopeds and talk fast. Harry's repy best qualifies and an example of....
symbols can be strung together in an infinite number of ways for the purpose of communicating abstract thought. This is .....
expectations or rules of behavior that develop from values
Sociologists use the concept of "norms" to describe
positive sanctions
receiving the medal of honor and making the dean's list are examples of....
folkway; more
If Alice cam to class wearing a soiled and torn blouse she would be breaking a _______ but if she came to class with no shirt sh would be breaking a ______
Every December Jewish families clelbreate Chanukah during which special foods are served, etc. that are unique to their faith. In this context, members of the Jewish faith would represent which concept?
America is a pluralistic society
People from all walks of life, races, religion, etc. participate in the US legislative process. in view of this, which term describes American society
achievement and success
most american high schools routinely schedule ceremonies to recognize the most talented student athletes and scholars. Such activities illustrate the importance that Americans place on which value as defined by Robin Williams.
Robin Williams
the sociologist who identified 10 underlying core values of american society was...
of the 5 interrelated core values emerging in american society, the one that is reflected in the human potentiol movement that focuses on self help relating and personal development is....
ideal culture; real culture
americans glorify academic progress and material success. However, most students do not graduate with honors and most citizens ar enot wealthy. This condition characterized the difference b/t _____ and _____.
cerebral cortex
Pigs, spiders and other animals that rely solely on instinct act as they do because they lack a ....
the automobile and the skills needed to drive it would be an example of
new technology
the emerging tools and the skills needed to use them which have a significant impact on social life are called...
cultural lag
today we can type our symptoms into a computer and find out why we are sick and how to treat it, but we still go to doctor....this is an example of...