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326 wordsChapter one discusses what social psychology is, the origins and development of social psychology, how social psychology attains knowledge, and the special features contained in this book. Social psychology is the scientific field that seeks to understand the nature and causes of individual behavior in social situations. It uses science to find out how we interact with people and how we think about others. When we think of science, most people feel that it has been around forever when in actuali...
Most Appropriate Theoretical Perspective For Social Research
1,861 wordsExploring Research Methodologies: Positivism and InterpretivismBefore a researcher can initiate a research project, they face the confusion and the range of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, methods, and the philosophical basis that encompasses them all. This seemingly meticulous structure for the research process is in fact aimed toward providing the researcher with a 'scaffolding', or a direction which they can go on to develop themselves to coincide with their particular research purpo...
Understanding Of Social Research
1,947 wordsAISHA GITTERNS-HIPPOLYTE Taking Two Of The Theoretical Approaches To Social Research Discussed In The Module, Demonstrate The Connections Between Their Ontological, Epistemological And Methodological Assumptions. Which Method Or Methods Would Proponents Of Each Theory Favour As A Result Of Their Assumptions. In order to understand the production of sociological knowledge one must first examine the thought processes that lay behind each piece of research. Before a particular subject matter is res...
Social Experience O Second
10,219 wordsWhat is Sociology? Sociology is the systematic study of human society. Peter Berger said in his book Invitation to Sociology that Sociological perspectives involves seeing the general in the particular, seeing the strange in the familiar and individuality in social context. Seeing the general in the particular is how sociologists look at the patterns of life in people's behaviour. Seeing the strange in the familiar is recognizing the impact society has on our lives. Individuality in Social Conte...
Blushing And Physiological Arousability In Social Phobia
2,317 wordsBlushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia Introduction This paper will provide a critique of the article titled "Blushing and Physiological Arousability in Social Phobia", (Gerlach et al., 2001) located in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology (Vol. 110, No. 2). Blushing is defined as: "to become red in the face especially from shame or embarrassment". It is believed that blushing involves physiological, behavioral, and cognitive factors which react with one another. The actual cause...
Conservation Of Bonobos In Zaire
1,258 wordsBONOBO Pan paniscus Description: The bonobo is a species of chimpanzee. It is the least known of the great apes because it lives only in a remote rainforest region on central Africa, and compared to other apes, it was only recently discovered. The bonobo is also commonly referred to as the pygmy chimpanzee. Pygmy is a misnomer because the body weight of the bonobo is, on average, the same or slightly less than one of the subspecies of the common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytessohweinfurthi. Compared...
Motives For Social Research
370 wordsMotives for social research: Social research can be motivated by policy guidance and program management needs, academic concerns, and charitable impulses. Policy and management motivations: an example would be that school officials may need information for planning distance learning programs. Academic motivations: Questions about changing social relations have stimulated much academic social science. ie. Durkheim linked social processes stemming from urbanization and industrialization to a highe...
Persistent Social Problems
507 words"All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems. "In a modern society, there are many complex questions, this passage's suggestion is a good advice, but it is not practical. First, depending the student to solve the world's most persistence social problems is impractical. The student's purpose in a university is to learn some basic knowledge and have some preparation for thei...
Method Of Research
605 wordsIn Lisa J. McIntyre's case study titled "Hernando Washington" we learn about a young man named Hernando Washington who kidnaps, rapes, and murders a 29 year old woman named Sarah Gould. Using common sense the answer to the question "why did Hernando do this?" is "because he is a horrible person". Using the sociological imagination we ask questions such as, "What was the social milieu in which the event takes place?" and "what effects did the social system have on the individual?" . Asking the ri...
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