The basic concepts of sociology revolve around the patterns of human behavior that sociology looks to study: society and culture, ways in which individuals and groups interact and the factors which influence an individua... More »

The sociological imagination is the ability for someone to connect personal experiences to society at large and to historical forces. The sociological imagination allows a person to question customs, rituals or habits. More »

Sociological concepts are key ideas in the study of sociology, and are generally taught in introductory sociology classes and texts. Examples of sociological concepts include ethnocentrism, taboos and social groups. More »

The main concepts of sociology include society, culture, social organization, social structure and inequality. Sociology seeks to learn about the structure, functioning and development of human society. More »

Because sociology is the study of human behavior in society, which is governed by values, in one sense sociology cannot be value-free. The goal of sociologists is to be value-neutral, meaning they do not bring their own ... More »

Sociocultural perspective refers to a point of view that is built upon the idea that society and culture are major factors influencing personal development. It is an outlook that considers an individual through the lens ... More »

General topics within sociology include the study of the social order, societal change over time, and individual versus societal human behavior. Specific topics within sociology include social stratification and mobility... More »