Sociology questions

Answer the two question in the review section, write till you feel you have answered the question to the best of
your ability.
Key Takeaways
Sociological theories may be broadly divided into macro approaches and micro approaches.
Functionalism emphasizes the importance of social institutions for social stability and implies that far-reaching
social change will be socially harmful.
Conflict theory emphasizes social inequality and suggests that far-reaching social change is needed to achieve
a just society.
Symbolic interactionism emphasizes the social meanings and understandings that individuals derive from their
social interaction.
Utilitarianism emphasizes that people act in their self-interest by calculating whether potential behaviors will be
more advantageous than disadvantageous.
For Your Review
In thinking about how you view society and individuals, do you consider yourself more of a macro thinker or a
micro thinker?
At this point in your study of sociology, which one of the three sociological traditions sounds most appealing to
you? Why?

Sample Solution