Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blog #3 - You as Sociologist, Milgram & Society (Due Tuesday 10/1)

In Blog # 3 you will focus on three things: 1) Your outlook on sociological theory, 2)Your feelings on authority, 3) Experimentation as a lesson.  

1) Thinking about the three theories of sociological perspective, discuss in length which theory best applies to your way of thinking about human behavior and our society. Think about how you view events that happen, conversations that occur between friends and enemies, authority figures, etc. 

2) React to the Milgram Experiment. Do you feel that people will obey authority under any circumstances  if it is indeed legal authority or do people's consciences override their ability to follows authoritative demands. Please explain. 

3) React to society today: discuss the problems, issues or concerns that you as an individual have about society today.  Propose 1 way in which you think social problems, such as your example, could be changed or improved upon. How do you think we could teach future generations to work towards positive change in the 21st century?

1 comment:

  1. Human behavior is cultural because, everybody knows their own language, have their own beliefs, and knowledge.

    The Milgram experiment is when a teacher was Told to shock the learning student everytime he answered a question wrong. The teacher felt bad but he only did it because he was under authority. I believe peoples consciences override their ability to follow authoritative demands.

    The problem with today's society is the internet because, that's where all the trouble is.