The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology
Using a conceptual organizing framework, THE PRACTICAL SKEPTIC: CORE CONCEPTS IN SOCIOLOGY, 2nd Edition, is a concise introduction to sociology that focuses on core concepts as the central building blocks for understanding sociology. Written in a lively, conversational style, McIntyre uses numerous pedagogical features to help students grasp key sociological concepts.
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... influence of economic or material things but also at the influence of ideas and
values. The Origins of Modern Sociology in England: Herbert Spencer The
pioneering English sociologist Herbert Spencer believed that society was
governed by ...
Similarly, in the early nineteenth century, engineers believed that buildings could
not be constructed more than a few stories high. But the skeptics among them,
working with technology and the laws of physics, designed the immense ...
Students believed to be "average" by their teachers Students believed to be "
spurters" by their teachers First Second Crade Level Third Figure 13.4 Spurters'
and Average Students' Gains on Intelligence Test Performance Source: Adapted
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I've always wanted to use this book to teach Introductroy Sociology. It is more clever, more interesting than the typical introductory textbook. The Teacher's guide is a set of out-of-the-ordinary exercises, rather than the usual lecture outlines and sample exam questions. Read full review