Social phenomenon

Social phenomena or social phenomenon (singular) are any behaviours, actions, or events that takes place because of social influence, including from contemporary as well as historical societal influences.[1] [2] They are often a result of multifaceted processes that add ever increasing dimensions as they operate through individual nodes of people. Because of this, social phenomenon are inherently dynamic and operate within a specific time and historical context.[3]

Social phenomena are observable, measurable data. Psychological notions may drive them, but those notions are not directly observable; only the phenomena that express them.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Bourdieu, Pierre; Chamboredon, Jean-Claude; Passeron, Jean-Claude (1991). The Craft of Sociology: Epistemological Preliminaries. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 978-3-11-011940-4.
  2. ^ Coser, Lewis A. (2003). Masters of sociological thought : ideas in historical and social context (2 ed.). Long Grove, Illinois. pp. 129–132. ISBN 1-57766-307-1. OCLC 53480377.
  3. ^ Jargowsky, Paul A. (2005). Encyclopedia of social measurement. Kimberly Kempf Leonard (1 ed.). Boston: Elsevier/Academic. ISBN 0-12-443890-3. OCLC 57224490.