- Sociology is defined as the study of human values, relationships, beliefs and society.
An example of sociology is what someone is studying when they attend a religious service of a religion that isn’t their own.
sociology definition by Webster's New World
- the science of human society and of social relations, organization, and change; specif., the study of the beliefs, values, etc. of societal groups and of the processes governing social phenomena
Origin: French sociologie (coined in 1830 by (Isidore) Auguste (Marie François Xavier) Comte): see socio- and amp; -logy
- sociologist noun
sociology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.
- Analysis of a social institution or societal segment as a self-contained entity or in relation to society as a whole.
Origin: French sociologie : socio-, socio- + -logie, study (from Greek -logiā; see -logy).
- soˌci·o·logˈic , soˌci·o·logˈi·cal adjective
- soˌci·o·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- soˌci·olˈo·gist noun
sociology - Cultural Definition
The systematic study of human society, especially present-day societies. Sociologists study the organization, institutions, and development of societies, with a particular interest in identifying causes of the changing relationships among individuals and groups. (See social science.)
sociology - Science Definition