Sociologists
Functionalism
Conflict Theory
Symbolic Inter.
Terms

100

He created positivism, a very influential view on sociology that would be debated for years to come.

Who is Auguste Comte?


100

Undesirable consequences of a social process

What are dysfunctions or latent functions?


100

Failure to take gradual social change into account in changing a society

What are the criticisms of conflict theory?

100

According to this theory, this is how people make sense of their social worlds

What is communication (or the exchange of meaning through language and symbols)?

100

A group of people who live in a defined geographic area, interact, and share a culture

What is a society?

200

A sociologist, philosopher and art critic who believed that conflict is essential for harmony in society

Who is Georg Simmel?

200

Theorists who observe how social institutions cooperate with one another

Who are functionalists?

200

An examination of competition for limited resources


What is conflict theory?

200

The study of how communication influences social interactions and relationships between the individuals in society

What is symbolic interactionism?

200

Constructs that govern society such as law, morality, religion, and customs

What are social facts?

300

She is considered the first female sociologist

Who is Harriet Martineau?

300

A functioning society where all social institutions work together in harmony

What is dynamic equilibrium?

300

The founder of this approach, German

Who is Karl Marx?

300

The level of study for symbolic interactionism

What is micro-level study?

300

A group's shared values, practices, and beliefs

What is culture?

400

He associated religion and capitalism in his book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Who is Max Weber?

400

The preferred consequences of a social process

What are manifest functions?

400

According to conflict theorists, this group maintains the status quo and current social institutions.

Who are the rich and powerful people?

400

An extension of the theory that proposes the reality is what we construct it to be

What is constructivism?

400

The awareness of the relationship between a person's behaviour and the wider culture. 

What is the sociological imagination?

500

He founded the first European department of sociology

Who is Emile Durkheim?

500

Something that functionalism fails to explain due to functionalism's static nature

What is social change?

500

This German sociologist agreed with Marx but also believed that, in addition to economic inequalities, inequalities of political power and social structure cause conflict.

Who is Max Weber?

500

He is considered to be the founder of the symbolic interactionism theory. 

Who is George Herbert Mead?

500

The view that social researchers should strive for subjectivity as they worked to represent social processes, cultural norms, and societal values

What is antipositivism?