In this experiment, we were asked to violate a social norm in a public setting and make observations on what we saw and how our audience responded. The social norm that I chose to violate was simply that of common courtesy. I decided to walk thru a drive thru at McDonalds. Norms are a very important part of society. In the book, norms are defined as "the specific expectations about how people behave in a given situation. Without norms, a society has no foundation on which to stand. It would have no normalcy. Norms are what make a society unique. Other concepts such as ethnocentrism also tie into how norms affect a society. People who are ethnocentric often compare the norms of their society with that of others and through this, determine that their own society is superior. In contrast of these ideas, I believe that all societies are normal according to their owns norms, not the norms of others y breaking a social norm, my friends and I wanted to do something creative. So in a couple of minutes of thinking we figure something creative. Our plan was to go to McDonalds and use the drive thru to order our order, but the catch is that I was supposed to walk to the drive thru with no car just me standing there ordering my order and when they said to pull up to the next widow I would just walk to the window and pay and walk to the other window to get my order. We did this after the work around like 10:40. So I basically I got of the car I started walking to the drive thru and I was basically stuck in traffic. I got behind this black Tahoe and I waited for my turn. So finally it was my turn and I
Movie Review: Equilibrium 1
Movie Review: Equilibrium
The movie Equilibrium is an excellent movie to relate to our Introduction to Sociology class. Equilibrium follows the life of John Preston, an elite member of a military team used to locate and destroy all things considered “sensory stimulating”. In this society all citizens are forced to take drugs that suppress all feeling and emotion. The reason for this is the leader “father” of this society believes emotion is the cause of…
In social psychology and sociology field, a breaching experiment is one that evaluates the reaction of people to violation of accepted norms. The experiments consist of the exhibition of conscious engender, and social structure analysis that make the social reaction possible.
In today’s world, it seems everybody owns a mobile phone, and when people are in public areas, particularly a library, it is a social norm to either put it…
Max Weber, Karl Marx & Emile Durkheim -> the “tri force of Sociology”
However, more than these three
Georg Simmel: the “one man wolf pack”
-Interested in studying small group dynamics
“What happens when you add a person to a group?” (third wheel)
-Simmel was the first person to formally define
1) Small and large groups
2) A party
3) A stranger (Chapter 4 Massey)
4) The poor
-Major influence in cultural and urban sociology
Karl Marx: society is organized on the economy
-The economic system…
within us. Even in our alone time we keep a running dialogue in our heads, or a stream of consciousness. We also use alone time to reflect upon our interactions with others and maybe even create different social scenarios and experiment with how we might react.
Sociology is based on scientific findings, making it more reliable than commonsense beliefs in a particular culture. (Pgs 5-9)
Much of what people believe is influenced by others. Whether it be from personal experiences, judgments based…
Intro into Sociology
January 16th 2015
Auguste Comte (1798-1857)
Question he had: What holds society together? What creates social order instead of anarchy or chaos? What cause society to change?
Little bit ambitious of sociology and would take the place of religion.
Emile Durkheim (1858-1817)
French and grew up in a Jewish family
Tried to legitimize sociology as an academic field
Studied Suicide and why some group of people have higher rate of them instead of other
) Founding Father of Sociology.
Theory -- a statement of how and Why specific facts are related
Characteristics of total Institutions : A setting in which people are isolated from the rest of society and controlled by an administrative staff.
Socialization The lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture
Deviance : the recognized violation of cultural norms.
Social foundations of Deviance : Varies according to cultural norms, people become deviant…
**Macro sociology**- analysis of social life that focuses on broad features of society, ex. Social class and relationships of groups to another. Usually used by functionalists & conflict theorists
**Micro sociology**- analysis of social life that focuses on social interaction. Usually used by symbolic interactionists
**Social structure**- the framework of society that surrounds us. Consists of the ways that people and groups are related to one another, this frame work gives direction to and…
“Hanging Tongues: A Social Encounter With The Assembly Line”\
Sociology 1301 M07
William E. Thompson relates in his article (1983) “Hanging Tongues: A Social Encounter With The Assembly Line” the experience of working on a modern assembly line in a large beef plant. After examinations he explains the special type of assembly line work of the process of cattle and a variety of other products for social consumption and other uses. Although he said that…
History of Sociology (Chapter 1)
Hunter/Gatherers > Villages > City > Industrial Revolution > Globalization
Agricultural Revolution in combination with specialization lead to the beginning of progress
Observe, research, hypothesis, experiment, analyze, conclusion
Different degrees of levels in experimentation whether small or large
First person to use the term “Sociology”
Karl Marx ( Industrial revolution)
Responsible for the “Conflict Theory”
Outline and evaluate research studies into conformity. (12 marks
A piece of research done into conformity was conducted by Asch. He had 123 undergraduate Sociology American students. They were shown two cards and asked to match the standard line with the comparison line of the same length. They were also joined by 7 to 9 confederates. In the study the Participants were shown different lines 18 times and the confederates gave wrong answers 2/3 of the time. Asch found that when the confederate gave…