Flashcards in Chapter 1: Aspects of Human Behavior Deck (34)
Quantitative method of research
Use quantifiable numbers. Statistical methods to look for patterns.
Preferred by positivists.
Reality is based on people’s definition of it.
Use time orientation to describe extent individuals are invested in linear time (past, present, future).
Clock determines when things begin and end.
Schedule determined by events.
Move invariably in one direction.
(ie aging process)
Reality that exists outside of a persons consciousness.
Qualitative methods of research.
Flexible and experiential.
Designed to capture how participants view social life.
Theories form it by laying out general, abstract propositions that we can use to generate specific hypothesis to test in unique situations.
Patterns of group differences.
Individual level differences.
Differences among individuals.
A logically interrelated set of concepts and propositions organized into a seductive system, which explains relationships between aspects of the world.
Linkages between Microsystems and larger institutions that affect the system.
(ie workplace, child‘s school, church)
Sudden abrupt changes in direction.
Events that are brief in scope but can have serious and Lon lasting effects.
A feature that can be focused on separately but that can not be understood without also considering other features.
Behavior is considered to be the result of interactions of integrated biological, psychological, and social systems.
Direct face to face contact between members.
The world has an order than can be discovered.
Findings of one study should be applied to other groups.
Move in general direction but are not as invariable as constants.
(Ex: diversity in US)
Reverse direction repetitively.
Cycles of behavior can reoccur in different patterns (daily, monthly etc.)
Human behavior is determined by forces beyond the control of the person.
Persons are free and proactive agency’s in creation of their behavior.
He broader influences of culture, subculture, social structure.
Thinking about human behavior as changing configurations of person and environment over time.
Relationships between two people
Process of changing ones culture by incorporating elements of another culture.
Beliefs held to be true without testing or proof about nature of human social life.
Theoretical concepts put together