The Four Fundamental Concepts of Sociology Defined – PowerPoint Presentation

The Four Fundamental Concepts of Sociology Defined:

SS144 SociologyPower Point Unit 2

Sociological Perspective:

understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context: (Henslin, 2019, p. [G9])

Conflict Theory

a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources: (Henslin, 2019, p. [G2])

Functional analysis:

a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of various parts, each with a function that, when fulfilled, contributes to society’s equilibrium; also known as functionalism and structural functionalism:

Symbolic interactionism:

a theoretical perspective that focuses on how people develop and use symbols to establish meaning, develop their views of the world, and communicate with one another: (Henslin, 2019, p. [G10])