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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...

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