Generalization, Stereotypes and Common Sense: Explained

What is Generalization? Max Weber stated that “Verstehen” (German word for “understanding”) was instrumental in understanding Interpretive Sociology. Sociologists don’t observe a phenomenon but they tend to question it and find out the reason behind its occurrence. In order to understand society at the macro level, one needs to understand the self and interpret human … Read more

Industrial Revolution: Causes, Impact and Overview

The “Industrial Revolution” refers to the major transition of the world that took place during the period 1760–1830, from a completely agrarian, manual, and handicraft economy to a completely mechanized, modern one dominated by technology. The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain and then spread to France, Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries across the … Read more

Collective Behavior: Meaning, Types, and Examples

Collective Behaviour can be defined as any action engaged in by a sizeable but loosely organised group of individuals that is not mandated or regulated by institutions, which is spontaneous and consequently more volatile and less predictable. The term was first used by Franklin Henry Giddings in 1908. Types of Collective Behaviour Crowds A crowd … Read more