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Sociology Vocabulary

Sociology Vocabulary

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A list of sociology vocabulary with short answers in a table format. The sociology vocabulary is supplied with an online link and there are related flashcards also available at Scribd.
A list of sociology vocabulary with short answers in a table format. The sociology vocabulary is supplied with an online link and there are related flashcards also available at Scribd.

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com/list-of-lists/sociology-vocabulary/ 1)Beliefs 2)Counterculture Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a conjecture or premise to be true. A counterculture is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior deviate from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores. general traits that exist in all cultures Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving. Folkways, in sociology, are norms for routine or casual interaction. Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. Material culture refers to the relationship between artifacts and social relations. Mores are the fixed morally binding customs of a particular group. The rules defining appropriate and inappropriate behavior. A social group has been defined as two or more people who interact with one another, share similar characteristics and collectively have a sense of unity. Social structure refers to patterned social arrangements in society that are both emergent from and determinant of the actions of the individuals. A society, or a human society, is a group of people involved with each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Sociobiology is a field of scientific study which is based on the assumption that social behavior has resulted from evolution and attempts to explain and examine social behavior within that context. Sociological Imagination is the application of imaginative thought to the asking and answering of sociological questions. Sociology is the scientific study of human social behavior and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates themselves from the larger culture to which they belong. A symbol is an object that represents, stands for, or suggests an idea, belief, action, or material entity. A taboo is a vehement prohibition of an action based on the belief that such behavior is either too sacred or too accursed for ordinary individuals to undertake, under threat of supernatural punishment.

3)Cultural Universals 4)Culture

5)Folkways 6)Law 7)Material Culture 8)Mores 9)Norms 10)Social Group

11)Social Structure



14)Sociological Imagination 15)Sociology 16)Subculture 17)Symbols 18)Taboo

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