This volume discusses the difference between how groups operate versus how individuals behave.
Principles of Sociology: Group Relationships & Behavior is the second title in Salem’s Principles of Sociology series. This series is intended to introduce students and researchers to the fundamentals of important and far-reaching topics in sociology using easy-to-understand language.
The field of sociology is vital in the world we live in today, and relevant in many social groupings and behaviors. This work includes categories such as:
- “Social Movements & Collective Behavior,”
- “Stratification & Class in the U.S.,”
- “Social Interaction in Groups & Organizations,”
- and “Sociology of Religion.”
The entries in this volume are arranged in an A to Z order by section, making it easy to find the topic of interest. Each entry includes the following:
Abstract giving a brief introduction to the topic;
Overview that presents key terms and concepts;
Clear, concise presentation of the topic, including a discussion of applications and issues;
Definitions of key Terms & Concepts;
Bibliography for further reading.
The back matter in Principles of Sociology: Group Relationships & Behavior contains a thorough and valuable index.
The essays in this volume are written for a varied audience. Our goals include attention to clarity and avoidance of unnecessary jargon. For those readers who desire more specific information on any one topic, each essay includes a list of entries for further reading.