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SOC 150-23

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SOC 150-23 SOC 150

Thanh Notetaker
La Salle
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Notes of First Week (January 20th and 22nd)
Priciples of Sociology
Dr. Sheldon Zink
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Date Created: 01/31/16
SOC 150 Week One (January 20 and 22 ) nd Terms and Definitions Chapter 1 Sociology: The systematic study of human Societies Sociological imagination: Ability to see the impact of social forces on our private lives Individualistic explanation: Tendency to attribute people’s achievements and failures to their personal qualities. Chapter 2 We talked about the Armed anti-government protesters have taken over a building in a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, accusing officials of unfairly punishing ranchers who refused to sell their land. Definitions: Role: Set of expectations-rights, obligations, behaviors, duties- associated with a particular status Role Conflict: Frustration people feel when the demands of one role that are expected to fulfill class with the demands of another role. Status: Any named social position that people can occupy  Achieved status: social position acquired through our own efforts or accomplishments or taken on voluntarily  Ascribed status: social position acquired at birth or taken on involuntarily later in life Value: Standard of Judgement by which people decide on desirable goals and outcome Society: Population of people living in the same geographic area who also share the same culture and a common identity and whose members fall under the same political authority Culture: language, values, beliefs, rules, behaviors, and artifacts that characterize a society. Social Institutions Stable set of roles, statuses, groups, and organizations- such as the institution of education, family, politics, religion, healthcare, or the economy- that provides a foundation for behavior in some major area of social life. Organization: Large, complex network of positions, created for a specific purpose and characterized by a hierarchical division of labor Group: Set of people who interact more or less regularly and who are conscious of their identity as a unit Primary group: there is a longevity, an emotional attachment (family) Secondary group: people sharing the same goal. (Colleagues) Dyad: Group consisting of 2 people Triad: Group consisting of 3 people Coalition: Subgroup of a triad, formed when two members unite against the third member. Symbol: Something used to represent or stand for something else.


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