Sociology Summer Test 1

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sociology
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Scientific study of social behavior and human groups; focuses primarily on how social relationships influence people’s behavior; focuses on how societies develop and change.
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Sociological Imagination
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Awareness that allows people to comprehend the link between their immediate, personal social settings and the remote, impersonal social world
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C. Wright Mills
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Most closely associated with the concept of the sociological imagination
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as an outsider
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A key element in the sociological imagination is the ability to view one’s own society
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the interaction among fans during the pre-game ritual of tailgate parties
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A sociologist observing behavior at a college football game
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a study that concentrates on the behavior of people listening to a religious service
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Which of the following would be an example of the use of the sociological imagination?
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the structural impact of divorce
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Which aspect of divorce would most likely be of interest to sociologists using the sociological imagination?
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is not just an individual’s personal problem but a societal concern
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C. Wright Mills advocated the use of the sociological imagination to view divorce in the United States because divorce:
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it allows us to look beyond a limited understanding of the world it helps us to understand why certain people may prefer hip-hop music it helps open up a different way of understanding other populations in the world
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The sociological imagination is an empowering tool because:
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Science
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Body of knowledge obtained using methods based upon systematic observation
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engage in organized and systematic study of phenomena to enhance understading
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Sociology is considered a science because sociologists:
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geology
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Which of the following subject areas is an example of a natural science?
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Social sciences
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Sociology, anthropology, economics, and history study various aspects of human society
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Natural Sciences
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Astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics study various aspects of the physical features of nature
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economics
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Which of the following academic disciplines would most likely explore the ways in which people produce and exchange goods?
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psychology
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Which of the following academic discipline investigates personality and individual behavior?
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sociology
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Which of the following academic disciplines emphasizes the influence that society has on people’s attitude’s and behavior and the ways in which people shape society?
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biology
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Which of the following academic disciplines is classified as a natural science?
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anthropology
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Which of the following academic disciplines is classified as a social science?
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political science
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Which social science would be interested in the stances taken by elected officials in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti?
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psychology
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Which social science would study cases of emotional stress, anxiety, and depression related to the earthquake in Haiti?
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economics
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Which social science would be interested in cost comparisons between the use of the death penalty and incarceration for criminal offenders?
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rock formations and composition in the Grand Canyon
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A natural scientist would be likely to study:
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reasons for the decreasing divorce rate in the U.S.
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A social scientist would be likely to study the:

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