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Sociology And Its Aim

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Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. This
is the most basic definition of sociology that one would find. Getting a little
more in depth, it is the study of humans in groups and how they interact with
one another. A scientist in this field, a sociologist, would look at these
groups by means of the sociological perspective. This involves looking at a
certain behavior like you have never witnessed it before. If done correctly the
sociologist should be able to gain a new level of understanding of the behavior
or social reality.
The term group could refer to a lot of things as far as groups of people.
It could be two people but for the purpose of sociology it should be a lot more.
There are demographic variables used when defining the group. These are things
such as race, religion, sex, social class, and so on.
When a sociologist studies behavior the most important aspect they view
is the interaction of people both within the group and with people that fit into
other groups. This action can be what the individuals verbally say to one
another or simply their nonverbal messages. There are many hand signs, both
good and bad, that people exchange as well as facial expressions in reaction to
an event or statement. Now that I have some of the terms described lets look at
an example.
I hate lawyers. This is a personal opinion of mine and a lot of other
peoples. Its nothing personal against any one of them, I don't like the way

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