Sociology
Theories
Research
Culture
Socialization

100

_______ is the study of society, social life, and the causes and consequences of human social behavior.

sociology

100

_________ assumes that conflict is a permanent feature of social life and a key source of change.

Conflict theory

100

_________ refers to the rules and guidelines followed in sociological research.

Methodology

100

Language is the most important __________.

set of symbols

100

_________ is a socially defined position that an individual occupies.

status

200

_______ is the ability to see the world from a sociological point of view.

sociological imagination

200

__________ theory focuses on the parts of a system, the relationships among these parts, and the functions or consequences of social structures.

Structural functional theory

200

Attempting to find out as much as possible about a topic under research is called conducting ____________.

a literature review

200

A culture includes both ______ and ______ forms.

material; non-material

200

A _______ describes what society suggests that we should do.

prescribed role

300

The term "sociology" was coined by ______.

Comte

300

According to this theory, society is based on shared meanings, language, social interaction, and symbolic processes. 

Symbolic interactionism theory

300

_________ methods are used to determine the essential characteristics, properties, or processes of something or someone.

Qualitative methods

300

_______ is a system of ideas, values, beliefs, knowledge, norms, customs and technology shared by almost everyone in a society. _______ is a group of interacting people who live in a specific geographical area, who are organized in a cooperative manner, and who share a common culture.

Culture; Society

300

Role ______ occurs when the demands or expectations associated with two or more statuses interfere with each other or are incompatible. 

Role conflict

400

______ is an area studied by sociology.

suicide.

400

___________ theory attempts to explain why particular behavioral outcomes result from a given set of structural conditions and interaction possibilities. 

Exchange theory

400

The procedure used most frequently to obtain information about the social world is __________.

Survey research

400

An American tourist is in a shop in Hungary. They are yelling at the clerk who does not speak English, “Why can’t everyone in the world just speak English!” This person is exhibiting _____.

ethnocentrism

400

A group in which a number of people share a common characteristic is called a _________.

categorical group

500

At the microsociological level, sociologists try to understand _____________.

small-scale units in social interaction

500

__________ theory suggests that societies, like biological organisms, go through transitions or stages and are independent with the environment or world about them.

Evolutionary theory

500

The procedure of systematically extracting thematic data from a wide range of communications is called ____________.

content analysis

500

Norms that develop among members of a football team would most likely be an example of _____.

an idioculture

500

_______ reference groups serve not only as sources of current evaluation but also as sources of aspiration and goal attainment. ________ reference groups are an important source of information about our performance in a given area.

Normative; Comparative