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Social Framework

1) Explain what is meant by "sociology."

2) Define what is meant by demographic, psychological, sociological, and behavioral viewpoints.

3) Using the definitions in #1 above, state and defend your position as to whether or not the traditional methods of classifying a generation are still meaningful in today's diverse and changing nation. In your discussion, be sure that you consider the differences between such groups as Generation Xers, Generation Yers, Baby Boomoers, and Millenials.

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The Social Framework

1) Explain what is meant by "sociology."

Sociology is the study of human social behavior as determined through various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social activity, often with the goal of applying such knowledge to the pursuit of social welfare (Andersen & Taylor, 2006). Sociology focuses on all group activities to include bureaucracy, community, deviant behavior, family, public opinion, social change, social mobility, social stratification, and such specific problems as crime, divorce, child abuse, and substance addiction.

2) Define what is meant by demographic, psychological, sociological, and behavioral viewpoints.

Demography is the study of human population dynamics such as size, structure, distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, migration, and aging. Demographic analysis can relate to whole societies or to smaller groups defined by criteria such as education, religion, or ethnicity. A demographic viewpoint is considered a separate discipline from the discipline of sociology; however, sociologist may use ...

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Sociology is the study of human social behavior as determined through various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop and refine a body of knowledge about human social activity, often with the goal of applying such knowledge to the pursuit of social welfare (Andersen & Taylor, 2006). Sociology focuses on all group activities to include bureaucracy, community, deviant behavior, family, public opinion, social change, social mobility, social stratification, and such specific problems as crime, divorce, child abuse, and substance addiction.

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