Compare and Contrast: The Three Theoretical Concepts Sociology 101-Online December 4, 2011 Abstract There are many subjects to be studied and discussed in the field of Sociology. The individualized approach chosen to study a particular subject is called a perspective. A perspective is simply a way of looking at the world. Theories in sociology provide us with different perspectives with which to view our social world. A theory is a set of interrelated propositions or principles designed to answer a question or explain a particular phenomenon; it provides us with a perspective.
In this assignment, I am going to briefly explore the definitions of Functionalism and Feminism and how their ideologies affect our contemporary societies. In doing so I will give examples that expand upon the definitions and illustrate that such ideologies are evident and still have an impact on the society we live in. FUNCTIONALISM 1) The theory of design that the form of a thing should be determined by its use. 2) Any doctrine that stresses people. (Sourced form the Dictionary) Functionalism is a sociological paradigm that originally attempted to explain social institutions as collective means to fill individual biological needs.
Almost all problems have a social component, so you might pick something you are personally interested in and try exploring it. • Explain your example and how a sociological imagination can help us understand it better. Make sure that you’re connecting the private trouble(s) with a larger social issue(s). You are trying to trace the root cause of the problem in the society and find how your particular issue developed. You will need to do some research to help understand your issue and the social factors.
Kathleen McKinney has also offer implications and suggestions for teaching, sociology programs, and future research. What is society you asked? A society is the people who share a culture and a territory. What is sociology you ask? Sociology is the study of society and their human behavior.
Social work framework assignment (Outline) Introduction Aim of the paper and any clarifications Imagine that represent my framework and the components within. Explain the picture and the relationship with my framework and briefly explain the component contained in the framework. Explain the core foundation of this framework, and any important assumptions embedded within my framework. (Core practice components). Theory: 1- Talk about theory in social (importance/ aim) 2- Theories and models that have influenced me during my studies and placement (theoretical framework).
Big changes start small. The sociological perspective for this book is the Symbolic-Interaction Approach, which is a Micro-level analysis and asks core questions like, “How do behavior and meaning change from person to person and from one situation to another?” and, “How do people shape the reality they experience?”1 This is consistent with the theory the authors of Switch are trying to prove, which is if we can figure out how to motivate people to change through their interactions with others and the environment and by understanding what drives them, then we can effectively introduce and implement new ways to change. The information derived to prove this theory was obtained through many case studies, and the results were achieved through various surveys, experiments and observations, and by using sample populations, which is a smaller number of subjects selected to represent the entire population, as well as, independent and dependent variables. The book is divided in to three sections; the first section introduces the reader to the idea of “Direct the Rider”, the second introduces us to the concept of “Motivate the Elephant” and the third section addresses the final component, “Shape the Path”. “The Rider” is our intellect or conscious mind, “The Elephant”, is our feelings and our hearts’ desires, and “The Path”, is the environment.
The Major Theoretical Perspectives. According the text, Theoretical Perspectives were fundamental to the evolution and study of Sociology. Through these various concepts and theories sociologist sought to explore and examine how social life and events affect the logical social order of things and serve as an indicator of the future our society. Some Sociologist viewed society as a stable self sustaining entity, while others saw it as the day to day interactions of individuals and yet it was also viewed in terms of the varying groups that are forced to compete for limited resources. The Theoretical Perspectives that are integral to U.S. sociology are the functionalist perspective, conflict perspective (both of takes a macro level view of society) and symbolic interactionist perspective (takes a micro level view of society).
In others words, either discuss something familiar to you as something strange or discuss general patterns you notice in the behaviors of particular people. Which of the three main thoeretical approaches (structural functional, social conflict, or symbolic interactionism) best describes your view of society. In your opinion which best describes how society works? Explain why.
The sociological viewpoint toward social problems David R. Hunt SOCI 212: Social Problems July 15th, 2012 Abstract This essay I will briefly analyze the following, what the sociological approaches are and how the sociological approach toward social problems differs from other approaches, why are certain problems considered significant and others are not? Gender Inequality in our society and why this is a serious situation all over the nation and the world, and one important way in which this social problem is currently being addressed in our society? I will define and identify some concepts regarding gender inequality and analyze these concepts to help us understand the nature of this social problem a little better. Social Problems Sociological research is divided into two areas: basic research and applied research. Basic research helps expand our knowledge and understanding of the causes and consequences of a problem, whereas applied research involves the pursuit of a program application or policy evaluation (Leon-Guerrero, 2011).
The second way would be to try to understand what the influence is on a person’s perception and on their behavior when it comes to the behavior of a social group. The third and final way would be to try and to understand the different social groups as a behavioral entity and what if any are the relationships and what are the influences that one social group shall have on another social group. Furthermore social psychology is the study of the nature and of the causes of how a person behaves in a social matter. Describe the primary research strategies used in social psychology and give an example of each. The first would be descriptive research.