sociology test unit 1
The first goal of each scientific discipline is to __________________.
explain why something happens
The first person to propose that the scientific method could be applied to the study of social life was _________________.
The notion that only the fittest members of society deserve to survive and that social programs to help the poor will ultimately weaken the social order is a doctrine known as __________________.
Karl Marx suggested that the force which drives human history and is at the core of human progress is _______________.
Tom works on the assembly line at the local automobile factory. Karl Marx would consider Tom to be a _____________ because he does not own the factory.
Durkheim introduced the concept _______________ to express the degree to which people feel part of a social group.
Weber stressed the notion that sociological research should be "value free." This means that sociologists should NOT _____________.
let personal values affect their research
According to Max Weber, ______________ means to "grasp by insight" and to have an understanding of the feelings and motivations of people being studied.
Sociology first took root as an academic discipline at ____________ in 1890.
the University of Kansas
This individual was the first African-American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University, spent his lifetime studying race relations in America, and was one of the founders of the NAACP.
The American sociologist who focused on social theory in the 1940's, developing detailed models of how society harmoniously works together was ________________.
Dr. Zahn spends virtually all his academic interest in analyzing various aspects of society and publishing his findings in sociological journals. In view of this, Dr. Zahn is considered to be a(n) _________ sociologist.
__________ views society as a complex, but interconnected system, where each part works together as a whole.
DuBois’ study of race relations in America, and the lack of socioeconomic equality that resulted, would be an example of which theoretical perspective?
Social conflict theory
_____________ views individual interactions with society through shared meanings, creating an ability to explain social order and change.
Which of the following sociologists would be least likely to be described as a social conflict theorist?
This sociologists work at Hull House in Chicago, Ill. earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
____________ are standards by which a group of people define what is good or bad, desireable or undesireable, beautiful or ugly.
Dr. Richmond continues to carry out experiments in order to test his findings. This process is known as _______________.
Mr. Reichart is not very objective when it comes to anything regarding the University of Kansas due to his blatant bias for _____________________.
Kansas State University