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Sociology

  • By: James K. Beggan, Scott T. Allison, Johanna Beyenbach & Carolyn Clements
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Sociology is the study of how external, social factors influence human behavior. Unlike psychologists, who investigate internal processes such as thought or emotion, sociologists investigate social behavior, especially the coordinated social behavior of groups. Sociology's ...

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