Sociological Perspective Why did you take this class? What effect did your background, social class, family or economic position have on your going to college? (The Sociological Perspective) How do you see Sociology being different from Psychology, Anthropology, or History? Sociologically, how can you explain why single people are more at risk of suicide than married people? How do you think the Sociological perspective can change your thinking? How are your decisions effected by the larger society around you? Can you give an example? How could you look at the family from a functionalist, symbolic interaction, and conflict perspective? The family Example: What are the Manifest functions? Latent functions? Dysfunctions? How would the social exchange analysis look at the family?