Sociology Key Terms

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Sociology - The scientific study of human social behavior. As the study of humans in their collective aspect, sociology is concerned with all group activities: economic, social, political, and religious.

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Sociology Key TermsSociology - The scientific study of human social behavior. As the study of humans in their collective aspect, sociology is concerned with all group activities: economic, social, political, and religious. Sociologists study such areas as bureaucracy, community, deviant behavior, family, public opinion, social change, social mobility, social stratification, and such specific problems as crime, divorce, child abuse, and substance adtiction. Sociology tries to determine the laws governing human behavior in social contexts.CultureThe totality of learned, socially transmitted behaviorCustoms traditional rituals, events, anniversaries and ceremonies. E.g weddingsEthnocentrism - The tendency to assume that one's culture and way of life represent the norm or are superior to all others.NormsEstablished standards of behavior maintained by a society.Roles We are expected to act in a certain manor, dependant on our role. An example of this is a Doctor.SanctionsPenalties and rewards for conduct concerning a social normPrimary Socialization things you would learn at homeSecondary Socialization things you would learn at work or school etcSocietyA fairly large number of people who live in the same territory, are relatively independent of people outside it, and participate in a common culture.Ascribed statusA social position "assigned" to a person by society without regard for the person's unique talents or c

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