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Sociological Theory

Sociological Theory

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will explain, define and discuss the key ideas and the basic components of Sociological Theory a theoretical approach; macro-level orientation, and micro-level orientation will be defined. A brief overview to identify the structural functional, social conflict, and symbolic interaction theories will be given.

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  • Symbolic-Interaction Approach

    ​A sociological approach which views society as the result of many individual, everyday interactions.

  • ​Social-Conflict Approach

    An approach to social theory that argues that society is characterized by various conflicts which cause people to act socially, producing change.

  • Structural Functional Approach

    ​An approach which sees society as a complex system with interlocking parts that each work together to maintain the system as a whole.

  • ​Theoretical Approach

    Applying a theory to all thinking and research.

  • ​Micro-level Orientation

    A zoomed in focus on specific situations and interactions.

  • Macro-level Orientation

    ​A zoomed out look at the social structures and institutions that shape society.

  • ​Sociological Theory

    Explanations for the social behavior of people in groups.

  • Theory

    ​A statement on how and why facts are related.