The fundamental principle or lesson of sociology is that:
it is not possible to truly understand human behavior.
the social context shapes what people do and think
it is easiest to study the most extreme and unusual behavior.
one’s personality shapes his or her behavior and life chances
assimilation into the existing society
education about the skills needed to succeed in society
creating your identity
the process through which people learn the expectations of society
“Social Institutions” include:
all of the above
_______________ refers to an established and organized system of social behavior with a recognized purpose.
the division of labor
"Nicole is a working mother. She is expected to work until late night as a sales manager almost everyday. She is also expected to make dinner for her young children." This is a prime example of ___________.
Behavior that is recognized as violating expected rules and norms is called ____________.
Bureaucracy is characterized by ___________________________.
an authority hierarchy
a clear division of labor
Statistics show that today's younger generation change their jobs more frequently than the Baby Boomers did when they were adolescent. Why? Which of the following hypothesis is NOT fully based on sociological imagination?
Today’s younger generation have more access to a variety of jobs than the Baby Boomers did due to the development of job search websites.
Today’s younger generation are required to earn a variety of skills before entering the full-time job market due to the unstable economy.
Today’s younger generation are more materialistic and quickly move to high-paid jobs due to the glorified images of celebrity lives by the media.
Today’s younger generation are impatient and less loyal to their employers than the Baby Boomers since many of them are careless about their future.
Agents of socialization include:
_____________ refers to the ability to grasp the relationship between individual lives and the larger social forces that help to shape them.