Core Concepts in Sociology

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Core Concepts in Sociology (38:00)
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Sociology, in a nutshell, is about why people behave in the ways that they do, and the key premise is that behavior is shaped by the contexts in which people live. Filmed in Britain and New Guinea, this multi-segment program introduces the sociological concepts of personal, social, and role identity; of primary and secondary socialization; and of culture, with its associated concepts of learned norms and values, ethnocentrism, cultural diversity, and cultural change. Contains nudity associated with indigenous cultures. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. A part of the series Understanding Sociology. (37 minutes)

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Segments in this Video - (12)

1. Culture (03:13)
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Formal and informal rules of behavior exist that help define the norms and values of a society.

2. Different Cultures (02:05)

Cultures vary between different societies.

3. Globalization (01:54)

Cultural norms and values are perpetually changing and globalization helps us learn and understand the norms of other cultures.

4. Social Development (02:31)

Socialization describes the process that people become members of the society in which they live.

5. Primary and Secondary Socialization (01:45)

Primary socialization is learned in the family. whereas secondary socialization is done in schools.

6. Gender Roles (01:51)

Socialization experiences differ between males and females and are learned at a young age.

7. The Influence of Socialization (03:10)

Schools and media contribute to the socialization of males and females and helps form our opinions of who we are and/or who we should be.

8. Identity (01:59)

Identity is the relationship between the personal and social - who we are and who others think we are.

9. Social Identity (01:33)

Nationality, ethnicity gender, geographical location are examples of important sources of social identity for ourselves.

10. Personal Identity (01:54)

Personal identity emphasizes the individual aspects of our personality.

11. Looking Glass Self (02:49)

Identities are learned from social relationships and interactions.

12. Exam Advice and Guidance (12:12)

A chief examiner gives students advice and guidance on how to answer exam questions.

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