Sociology Unit 1

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What is a sociological approach?
A way of understanding human society that focuses on social structures (family, school, government, religion)
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What is a psychological approach?
A way of understanding human behaviour by looking at individual make-up (brain, thinking, patterns, personality)
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What is a biological approach?
A way of understanding humans by looking at their biological make-up (genes, chromosomes, hormones)
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What is journalism?
Writing or reporting for newspapers, news broadcasts or the internet
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What is the definition of power?
The ability of an individual or a group to get what they want despite any opposition. This usually refers to the dominance and control over others.
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What is the definition of social control?
Ways of ensuring people behave in socially acceptable ways (socialisation, laws)
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What is the definition of social issues?
Issues and problems that affect individuals, groups and communities (fear of crime, inequality and poverty)
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What is a social issue in the family?
The quality of parenting
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What is a social issue in the education system?
Educational underachievement
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What is a social issue in the legal system?
Knife Crime
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What is a social issue in the social stratification system?
Causes and effects of social inequality
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What is the definition of socialisation?
The process through which we learn the cultures, norms and values of the society we are born into
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What is the definition of culture?
The way of life of a society or group including its norms, values, beliefs and language
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What is the definition of social stratification?
The way society is structured or divided into hierarchical strata or layers with the most privileged group at the top and the least privileged at the bottom
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