In clifton d. bryant, dennis l. peck (coeditors in chief) 21st century sociology: a reference handbook, vol. Social structure, culture, and social interaction [ social action ?] Some say that it is the individual"s fault as to why they get into trouble but some may say that it is society"s fault. Sociology looks at aggregates statistics, numbers, groups of numbers, shared similar characteristics. These are patterned interactions because people usually do the same things on a daily basis. Sociologists are interested in explaining the behavior of humans in relation to others (social interactions) A major assumptions individuals actions are being influenced by the actions of others in a group this is very much so a structured component of society. Social interactions are shaped by culture and by social structure. An example of social structure the act of eating what you eat is easily determined by what others are eating around you, whom you regularly interact with.