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To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. -Theodore Roosevelt, 26 th President. Sociology Ch.1 Ppt. 1. Sociological perspective. C hanges the view You & Your World Scientific approach (not common sense explanations) S ocial being L earned behavior

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sociology ch 1 ppt 1

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

-Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President

Sociology Ch.1 Ppt. 1

sociological perspective
Sociological perspective
  • Changes the view
    • You & Your World
    • Scientific approach (not common sense explanations)
  • Social being
  • Learned behavior
  • Varying vantage points
  • Social Imagination

Bridge the extreme between larger

World and the your personal life

Impersonal and remote to intimate

place in the social sciences
Place in the Social Sciences
  • Anthropology – past cultures (less complex)
  • Psychology – individual behavior and thinking
  • Economics – choices made to satisfy wants & needs
  • Political Science – voting patterns, concentration of poli. pwr., formation of poli. groups
  • History – past events
t heoretical p erspective
Theoretical Perspective
  • Functionalist Perspective – Society is held together by consensus

People agree on what is best and work together to ensure functionality

    • Dysfunctional – crime and poverty
    • Manifest Function – intended consequences

(ex. Clothing, protection form the elements)

    • Latent Functions – unintended consequences

(ex. Social standing through a display of wealth)

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  • Conflict Perspective – force that promote conflict and change
    • Men & women, Rich & Poor, Old & Young, Workers & Employees
    • Competition for limited resources is the bases for social conflict
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  • Interactionist Perspective– how individuals interact with one another in society
    • Symbols– American Flag, Bald Eagle, EV, Wedding Ring (society must agree on the symbolic meanings)
    • Symbolic interaction – how people use symbols when interacting
      • Child development
      • Relationships within groups
      • Mate selection
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