Sociology And Its Psychological Aspects by Charles Abram Ellwood

Sociology And Its Psychological Aspects

byCharles Abram Ellwood

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII (continued) THE FUNDAMENTAL PACT FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIOLOGY: SOCIAL SELF-CONTROL In the first part of this chapter we have attempted to state the social process very largely in objective terms, that is, in terms of social coordination, social habit and social adaptation. It is, of course, possible to state the same facts in various subjective terms. Especially valuable is it to look at the whole process of social coordination and adaptation from the standpoint of the control which the group has over its own activities and the activities of its members. We shall therefore attempt to give a partial statement of the social life-process in terms of the social control of activity. Social Self-Control In Chapter VII, we pointed out that collective control of the life-process in all of its phases has been aimed at by social groups from the beginning. This collective control of life-processes, which involves what we may call social self-control, is evidently an aspect of social coordination; for we could not have a coordination of the activities of individuals without some control over those activities. In the lower forms of social life control over collective activities is purely in-, stinctive; but in human social life this instinctive control is gradually replaced by intelligent and purposive control. Human societies, therefore, undertake more or less consciously, to shape and mold the habits and even the beliefs, desires and ideals of their members, so that their activities may be easily and advantageously coordinated. Thus arise the phenomena of social control, studied so fruitfully by Professor Ross, in his work on Social Control, and mora recently by Professor Giddings in a paper on ' Social SelfControl."1 In a sense social control is characteristic...

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Title:Sociology And Its Psychological AspectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217050875

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