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A warming of the earth that may change the globe's climate directly contributing to a disabling movement
The transformation of a human condition into a matter to be treated by physicians
A human condition measured by four components
A sociol role that excuses people from normal obligations because they are sick
An environment tht is harmful to health
T/f:Of the 3 demographic variables the migration rate affects the increases and decreases in the # of people within the global population the most.
According to the texts discussion the field of demography focuses
On population size, distribution and composition and how birth death and migration rates influence each element.
the incidence of childbearing in a nations population
The functionalist view of education focuses on
how education serves as a force in increasing social integration and solidarity
Changes brought about by the affect of the baby boom moving through the life cycle are an example of social change caused by.
Thomas Malthus Theorem
The idea that population grows geometrically and the food supply only increases arithmetically
since 1975 approximately howmany years does it take the world population to increase by 1billion
What is a pattern of growth in which numbers double during approximately equal intervals, resulting in an acceleration of growth during the final stages?
Which country has the longest living citizens
talcott parsons made waht contribution to the understanding of health and medicine
Sick role concept
What is the goal of environmental sociology
Undestand the interrelationship between societies and the envrionment
A population explosion usually traditionally occurs in the ___ stage
In a class there are 55 students all 18years old thay comprise a___
The inabillity to meet the basic necessities of life is called being in
A catagory of people who share cultural elements in a common such as language, national origin, andreligion
Treating individuals unequally and unjustly on the basis of their group memberships
The process by which minorities shed their cultural differences and blend in with the dominant group
the division of a population into ranked categories with different levels of access to scarce and valued resources
The overgeneralized positive or negative attitude toward an entire catagory of people.
Deviance is best defined as.
Behavior beliefs or conditions that are viewed by relatively powerful segments of society to be serious violations of important norms
Change in an individuals or groups position in a stratification hierarchy is known as
A minority group is defined by its true ___of power
The term___ refers to prejudice, discrimination and hostility directed against preople because of their age and was coined by the physician____
ageism, Robert Butler
The life span for humans is recorded as____
Term for unequal access to power, prestige, and property based on persons sex
Practice the south employed after the Civil War to segregate blacks from whites was called___
Jim Crow Laws
The ___ Theory developed by Robert Merton is based on the idea that most people want to attain cultural goals, but not everyone has the legitimate means of achieving them
Changes is society that cause large numbers of people to move up or down the social class causing one class to increase or decrease
Durkeims term for a condition in which people become detached from the norms that guide their behavior
What does it mean when sociologist say that age is socially constructed?
Age is based on cultural attitudes that are rooted in a society
Which sociological perspective is most closely aligned with the explanation that social security benefits came about as the result of a struggle between competing interest groups
The conflict perspective
Sociologist who believe we help to produce our own orientations to life by joining specific groups is most aligned with which sociological perspective
Erving Goffman used the term ____ to refer to characteristics that discredit people
How do theorist view the relationship between industrialization and the elderly in the United States
The social value of the elderly decreased with industrialization.
Prejudice describes____,while discrimination describes____.
Refusing to underage drink even though you want to be popular illustrates?
This statement best describes race
The meaning of race varies depending upon the society in which its meanings is constructed
the belief that all social groups are systems whoe parts are interdependent is characteristics of?
Enables people to understand the link between their personal experiences and the social context in which they occur
_____ means that a researcher is successful in measuring what he or she intends to measure
The sociologist responsible for suggesting the connection between history and biography to explain the sociological imagination was
C. Wright Mills
Mark views society as a system of interrelated parts while john views society as composed of groups competing for scarce resources. Mark would be____ and John would be seen as___
Functionalist;Theorist conflict theorist
Erving Goffman used the language of the theater to describe how people present themselves in everyday social life this is known as
The likelihood that a researcher will obtain the same results using the same measurements
the notion that language determines our conciousness is the basic premise of which concept
THe process by which cultural elements become connected andmutually interdependent is called
tradition of saying bless you is ?
in the nature versus nurture argument regarding socialization the nurture component refers to
the social environment
when entering college and having to learn new skills this is known as
people and groups that influence our orientation to life our self concept emotions attitudes and behaviors are called
agents of socialization
the view that cultures have intrinsic worth and must be evaluated and understood
The spread of cultural elements both material and non material from one society to another
George HERbert mead considered this to be the most essential for an individual to have as a trait
The ability to take the role of another
He loves to dress up like batman and pretend to save Gotham city he is in the ___ stage
What concepts do sociologist refer to when they say that "society makes us human"
Beliefs and traditions are considered ____ by sociologist
Which sociological perspective is most closely linked to microsociology
____refers to the patterns of expected behavior attached to a particular status
Which method of research often leads the current researcher to question the manner in which the data were gathered, the accuracy of the data, and the training of the original