Lecture Notes for SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology with Hughes at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Outline 1
Class:SOC 1004 - Introductory Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
  • Utilitarian Organizations
  • Coercive Organizations
  • Social Statics
  • Social Situation
  • Social Dynamics
  • Self-Conception
  • Autokinetic Effect
  • Personal Efficacy
  • Cultivation Theory
  • Perspective
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Sociology Topic 2: Sociology is the scientific study of social interaction and social organization. 1. Science -> creates theories a. Describes concepts used, measurements, how? b. Generalizes-compare to others c. Explains- why things happen? d. Predicts – what will happen?  tests theories ( must use correct measurements etc.) ex. Theory that watching entertainment on TV then cultivation of fear will occur. Watch TV -> see the world as TV -> grow afraid data shows the exact opposite, those watching TV became less afraid. (cultivation theory) e. Objective(?) – goals (can be effect by $), value (honesty) i. Bias’ due to $ or personal or studies results ex. Studies on adults having sex w/children if wrong thing is said many effects occur f. Uses empirical data – uses senses or machines g. Should be falsifiable – how can be tested ex. Frodian, Marxism 2. What is social interaction? Social situation is one in which people orient their actions toward one another (ex. Talking, shower, tie) Interaction: ...

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