It looks into matters such as reasons why someone acts this way and not the other, why one person regards another indifferently. It also studies the cultural, religious and other aspects of life which somehow influence…
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There should also be some understanding of politics and religion at some point because are important aspects of life that influence and shape people’s actions and thoughts.
Sociology is an important study because human beings are known to be social beings. Therefore, no one can really isolate him/herself from the others so that it is important to understand how human beings function. First, sociology will help an individual understand himself which would be beneficiary for him in understanding other people as well. Accordingly, sociology also helps a person relate peacefully and productively with other people. In addition, needs will be discovered and met as people learn what is available in one group and what is absent in another. It leads to the discovery of other cultures as well, avoiding culture shock (Berger) by being educated about social behaviors. Human behaviors should not simply be judged as they are seen otherwise an individual is not inclined to sociology. As it is said, sociological perspective is “seeing through” and “looking behind” (Berger).
One of the benefits of sociology is related to commerce. People have needs and these are often met in businesses. The effect of sociology in trade can be exemplified by researches of business companies. As mentioned earlier, sociology looks into the behaviors of humans and in doing this, companies are able to predict or even create the needs of consumers. For instance, when Procter and Gamble created the air freshener called Febreze, they expected big sales during its first release. However, their expectations were not met and they began to wonder what is wrong with their product as sales were quickly diminishing. The advertisement showed a woman spaying Febreze on her clothes to get rid of smoke odor and another uses it on the couch to eliminate pet odor. For the company, the advertisement was completely perfect but the sales are showing something is wrong.
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Some academicians and scientists underline that it is impossible to justify the essence of terrorism. In the very essence terrorism is unjust and illegitimate. Nevertheless, this assumption is rather emotional and it is relevant to consider this phenomenon from moral perspective. Thus, there is no moral background for the governments to sponsor terrorists, but they really do that.
This essay aims to review the concept of society within the sociological field. It intends to examine the notion of nation state. It seeks to review the criticisms around sociology as a science of nation state. Last, it points toward discussing the notion of cosmopolitan sociology. The ‘science of the nation state’ is what the sociological field had initially owned when it first materialised.
Defining Philosophy Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Defining Philosophy Philosophy is the systematic inquiry into the principles and presuppositions of any endeavor. It comes from the Greek word “philo” which means fond of or affinity for, and “sophia” which means wisdom.
It is important to appreciate the set rules and regulations how to behave in a society. The attitude of an individual, performance, actions, intelligence as well as the significance of being a part of society. The study encompasses various factors that shape the personality of the individual, sociology therefore deals with the examination of these factors which play an important role in defining the qualities of a person.
“Abnormality is conceived of as a cluster of behaviours” and role cultural social factors remain a significant issue in defining abnormality (Essau, & Petermann, 1997, p.448). Studies have underlined that abnormality or madness has some historical backdrops and it may be as old as mankind.
Many sociologists believe that the goal to study sociology is to conduct a research that can be applied directly to establish a welfare state, whereas others mainly refine social processes in theory only. The subjects in sociology go from micro to macro level.
The difficulties in defining social phenomena replicate differences within the field over the basic nature of the organization themselves, many of this becomes indefinite (Riley 15). Rational theories improve the initial definition of the definition they see organizations as instruments which are designed to accomplish objectives using the logical plans, rational division and impersonal rules.
We are all living in the society in individual roles as well as within the group with or without knowing about the society and the elements and their interactions among one another in the society. The society in which we live consists of a large number of groups/elements, which have a large bearing on the way we behave and live.