Studying Society keywords and definitions

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Sociological approach
A way of understanding human society that focuses on social structures
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Psychological approach
A way of understanding human behaviour by looking at individual make-up (brain, thinking patterns, personality etc.)
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Biological approach
A way of understanding humans by looking at their biological make-up (genes, chromosomes, hormones etc.)
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Social Control
Ways of ensuring people behave in socially acceptable ways, such as socialisation, laws, exercise of power etc.
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Social Structure
Structures organised around people, such as the family, schools, government, religion etc.
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Socialisation
The process of learning norms, values and beliefs. This can be primary or secondary.
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Institution of socialisation
The different social structures that are involved in socialising society, such as the family, educational system or the media etc.
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Race
A term that suggests differences in culture, nationality, skin colour etc. are biological.
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Ethnicity
A term that refers to differences in culture but is not based on biology – this is about social differences.
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A way of understanding human behaviour by looking at individual make-up (brain, thinking patterns, personality etc.)

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