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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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