Sociology Review

  1. What is altruistic suicide?
    Type of suicide that occurs where tie to the group are consider more important than the individual identity
  2. What is anomic suicide?
    Type of suicide that occurs when the structure of society is weakened or disrupted and people feel hopeless and disillusioned.
  3. What is comparative method
    Research technique that compares existing official statistics and historical records across groups to test a theory about some social phenomenon
  4. What is egoistic suicide
    Type of suicide that occurs in settings where the individual is emphasized over group or community connection
  5. Individualistic explanation
    Tendency to attribute people's achievements and failures to their personal qualities
  6. Sociological imagination
    Ability to see the impact of social forces on our private lives
  7. Sociology
    Science of society
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Sociology Review
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