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Lecture 3

SOCIOL 2D06 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Murder Of Kitty Genovese, Reference Group, George Herbert Mead


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCIOL 2D06
Professor
Brunothe Bear
Lecture
3

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WEEK THREE: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIAL
PSYCHOLOGY
LAST WEEKS REVIEW KEY CONCEPTS IN S.S.P:
Norms, institutions, organization, culture, sub-culture are all based o of
dierent values of a society and embedded into every aspect of life
WHERE DID SOCIOLOGY BEGIN?
Auguste Comte
Coined the term ‘sociology’
Believed in positivism
Use of the scienti!c method (this is where a lot of our approaches to social
research come from)
Other important individuals:
George Herbert Mead (Symbolic Interactionism)
William I. Thomas (Adjusted responses)
Charles Horton Cooley (The looking glass self)
Georg Simmel (Self, Society, Organization)
W.E.B Dubois
THREE MAIN THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIAL
PSYCHOLOGY
Social Structure and Personality: How our personality is in4uenced or
impacted by social structure
Group Processes: The actual structure of the group how it impacts our
behaviour
Symbolic Interactionism
SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND PERSONALITY
Examines the interrelationship between society (through social structures –
both physical structures like school, government buildings and intangible
structures – forms of inequality and power) and individuals
Macro level perspective
Social Structure: Persisting patterns of behaviour and their interaction
between people or social positions
1. Individual Occupy Roles
These roles are given/attributed to individuals by social structures
Roles dictate interaction, our abilities, our access, our involvement
In addition to roles, individuals within society develop norms, values, behaviours
and systems of belief (some roles and opportunities are ascribed to us – given to us
at birth our we gain them through achievements and other means)
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