SOCI 1160, Week 1 Notes
SOCI 1160, Week 1 Notes SOCI 1160 030
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amber Levister on Thursday January 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOCI 1160 030 at Georgia State University taught by Mindy Stombler in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 129 views. For similar materials see Intro to Social Problems in Sociology at Georgia State University.
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Date Created: 01/14/16
Intro to Social Problems Thursday 1/14/16 Sociology= a systematic study of society and social interaction Thinking Sociologically Requires 3 Assumptions: 1. Individuals are products of their social environment -‐Ex: Zimbardo Prison Experiment: created a mock prison to see how being a prisoner or guard affected people’s behavior; about 24 “prisoners” and “guards” didn’t have a criminal background but took on their assigned role **affluenza= lack of moral compass due to being wealthy and poor understanding of consequences 2. We examine the structure of society -‐>Social institutions: established patterns of reoccurring relationships o ex: military, media, family, education, criminal justice system -‐C. Wright Mills-‐ “The Sociological Imagination”= the ability to appreciate the structural basis for individual problems -‐ADHD from a structural standpoint: What caused increased diagnoses? • Advancement of technology, • $$$$$ (advertisement to consumers, pure profit), • changing definition, • education system (classrooms crowded, individuals w/ disabilities -‐> tutors, No Child Left Behind) 3. Sociologists adopt a critical stance toward all social forms • Helps us see how society is organized and the role that all social institutions play o Crack vs. Cocaine-‐ studying who uses which and who gets more felony convictions and longer prison sentences § Prior to 2010 the ratio was 100:1, After 2010 the ratio was 18:1 1/14/16 6:34 PM 1/14/16 6:34 PM 1/14/16 6:34 PM 1/14/16 6:34 PM
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