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SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Food Preservation, Chemotherapy
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Sociology of Health When people think of sociology, they usually do not think of health (stratification, race, criminology) Many people assume that health is primarily a biological phenomenon (e.g.,...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Stanley Milgram
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The Milgram Experiments In 1961, Stanley Milgram (Aschs student) devised a series of experimentsmotivated in part by of WWII and the Holocaustthat attempted to answer the following questions: o ...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Peer Pressure, Social Influence, Attachment Theory
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Theories of Social Influence Throughout the semester, we have discussed several theories of social influence on human behavior: o Attachment theory (internal working models) o So...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: David Koresh, Charismatic Authority, Traditional Authority
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Authority Definition: the justifiable right (for an individual or group) to exercise power o Power = the ability to carry out ones own will despite resistance 3 types of authority ...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Economic Mobility, Georg Simmel
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Causes of Rising Inequality Why have levels of economic inequality risen so dramatically over the past few decades? o Globalization o Shift from manufacturing to service-based economy...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Social Stratification
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Social Stratification In our society, some individuals obtain high levels of education, earn a lot of money, accumulate a lot of wealth, and have good jobs; others do not Socioeconomic status (SES)...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture 8: Exam 2-Race and Ethnicity notes
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Consequences of Race Compared with whites, blacks and Hispanics (note: Asians more similar to whites): o Make less money and are more likely to live in poverty o Wealth differences are H...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Body Image, Operant Conditioning, Extraversion And Introversion
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GENDER AND SEX Stereotype: A widely-held but oversimplified image or idea about a particular type of person or group; a broad, overgeneralization about a group of people (e.g., females vs. males) ...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Organism, Classical Conditioning, Social Status
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Social Learning Theory Social learning theory argues that many social behaviors occur even in the absence of rewards / punishments Tenets: o We simply observe others o We m...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Reinforcement, Operant Conditioning, Hidden Curriculum
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By Design Children appear to have characteristics that facilitate interactions with, and close attachments to, their parents or other caregivers Similarly, there is research suggesting that prosoci...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Attachment Theory, Social Influence
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Background Biology provides a brain capable of language, learning, emotion, forethought, etc., but social interaction is necessary for human development Sociological research assumes that human beh...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Twin, Tabula Rasa, Steven Pinker
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Dr. Pinkers Argument Modern day social science (e.g., sociology, psychology, political science, etc.) endorses the blank slate (i.e., nurture) theory of human nature and behavior He believes that t...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: The Infamous, The Blank Slate, Sydney Brenner
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Background: Human Nature Arguments about the nature of humankind are summarized nicely although somewhat pretentiously, bombastically, and arrogantlyby Dr. Pompous, I mean Pinker, in his article (and ...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Pleistocene, Genetic Drift, Linus Pauling
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Biological Perspectives Linus Pauling published a paper in 1953 where he proposed a triple-helical structure for DNA. Watson and Crick had also previously worked out a three-helical model in 1951. But thei...

Sociology
SOC 1305
bradshaw
SOC 1305 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Protestant Work Ethic, Verstehen, Bulgarian Lev

4/5/17 Chapter 1: The Sociological View Introduction to Sociology (missing lecture notes, only powerpoint notes) - Sociology: seeks an objective, scientific and often useful understanding between the social ...

Sociology
SOC 1305
Matthew Anderson
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Business Communication, Human Communication, Jargon

Communication Success 2 Communication Success 3 permacharts TM ...

Business Administration
BUS 343
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Administrative Law - Reference Guides

Administrative law directly influences the life of every American citizen. All local, state and federal agencies operate pursuant to general Administrative law principles. An understanding of all administrative law functio...

Business Admin - Mgt
MGMT 10
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Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Model Penal Code, Malice Aforethought, Unlawful Killing

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM CCriminal Law WHAT IS A CRIME? PARTIES TO CRIMES ...

LAW
LAW 405
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LAW
LAW 405
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Sociology - Reference Guides

Sociology is the study of the principles that underlie social order. In this concise Guide, the reader has ready access to clear explanations and examples of important sociological theories. The often complex and contradic...

Sociology
SOCA02H3
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