SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
Instructor Emily Frydryc
November 10, 2014 Week 2-Assignment “Sociology is the study of group behavior through the use of scientific investigation and research.” (Vissing, 2011). There are many different views and theories that have helped to shape sociology, which means that there are a lot of different people that have contributed their ideas. Most of the individuals have different approaches to sociology while others worked together to form ideas. Herbert Spencer is one that I can relate my view of sociology to. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) was a British philosopher and sociologist that was a major figure in the intellectual life of the Victorian era. (Sweet, n.d.).