SOC 101, Week 3
SOC 101, Week 3 SOC 101
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I. Sociological Theories a. Theory i. Statement that organizes a group of concepts b. From theories comes hypotheses, predictions, cause and effect, independent and dependent variables. c. Types: i. Evolutionary 1. Oldest and probably the first 2. Comte’s work was evolutionary 3. Comes from Darwin’s concept of survival of the fittest 4. Modernization theory a. Herding/hunting-gathering industrialization b. Modernization status of elderly i. There are consequences for not treating elderly well 1. Countries like Japan ii. Functionalist 1. Comte, Darsons 2. Seeing society as interconnected a. Family b. Health c. Politics d. Religion 3. Lack of change 4. Order and stability 5. We need laws and routines because without it we wouldn’t know what to do or say 6. Only change when something becomes dysfunctional
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