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Sociology is the ______ of social behavior and human groups.

scientific study

Sociology focuses primarily on the influence of ______ upon peoples attitude and
behavior.
social relationships

Sociology focuses on how ________ are established and changed. societies

A sociologist observing behavior at a college football game would probably focus on


the _________ among fans during the pre-game ritual of tailgate parties. interaction

The awareness of the relationship between an individual and the wider society, both
today and in the past, is referred to as _________.
sociological imagination

A study that indicates that worker apathy is related to the general features of
assembly- line work would be the example of the sociological ________. imagination

A sociological imagination is an empowering tool because- it allows us to look


beyond a limited understanding of things to see the world and it's people in a new
way & through a broader lens than we might otherwise use.

The body of knowledge obtained by methods based upon systematic observation is


called _____. science

Sociology is considered a science because sociologistsengage in organized,


systematic study of phenomena (human behavior) in order to enhance
understanding.

Astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics study various aspects of the
physical features of nature and are therefor considered __________.
natural
science

Which social science investigates personality and individual behavior? psychology

Which social science would be interested in studying the economic impact of


Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. and throughout the world?
economists

Which social science emphasizes the influence that society has on peoples attitudes
and behavior and the ways in which people shape society?
sociology

A construct or model that serves as a measuring rod against which actual cases can
be evaluated are ______. ideal types

A set of statements that seeks to explain problems, action or behavior is known as


_____. sociological theory

Emile Durkheim's study of suicide related suicide rates to ______. group life

According to Emile Durkheims research on suicide Protestants have _______ rates


than Catholics.
higher

The discipline of sociology was given its name by the French theorist _______
Auguste Comte

Which sociologist translated the works of Auguste Comte into English and
emphasized the impact that the economy, law, trade, and population could have on
contemporary social problems? Harriet Matineau

Which early sociologist applied the concept of evolution to societies in order to


explain how they change, or evolve, over time?
Herbert Spencer