Sociological Reflection

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Kristenn Saintilus Reflection Essay There are many different sociological theories that sociologists have come up with in organizing today’s society. Three being Functionalism, Symbolic Interactionism and Conflict theory. Functionalism has to do with an organizing set or a set of rules that are organized in an institution. Symbolic interactionism has to do with developing a perspective focus and relying on the process of social interaction. Conflict theory emphasizes a higher power producing social order. The theory that I identify most with as a sociologist would be Functionalism. I relate to this theory because I believe that I already have an outline written out for me in terms of what I want to do in the future and what will take me there. Others have this thought process as well in terms of excessive hope (playing your cards correctly). In order to grow to where we want in life, we tend to follow certain paths that can, for certain, open a door into the next step into our goal. For example, I myself am a singer and also want to be a pediatrician. I have been playing my cards right in the sense that I am in a performing arts school and have been taking classes that focus on the sciences and try to excel in those subjects. In my mind, I am correctly following a structural functional perspective. Although I feel that I am closely connected to Functionalism, Symbolic Interactionism is associated to me as well. I can’t control whether or not I attain

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