Powerpoint notes - week 01; intro to sociology. When learning a new concept there are a couple of steps that are involved. A de nition (try to nd a meaning to the main idea of the concept) Examples (always look for an example and something that will remind you of the concept you are learning about) Data (every new concept comes with proof, and history those are things you need to back up what you are looking for) Use and application (when learning this concept think about ways to use it in the course and with the other new concepts you are learning about) Moral panic - this is identi ed as the concept. De nition with examples ; exaggerated threat to societal values; these are bases on making claims i. e; media, newspaper; usually related to folk devils in this case strangers and outsiders. Data; proof to back this up; newspaper piece by walter kirn called invasion of the.