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Human Population Distribution Patterns - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter go over important elements of human populations and the ways in which humans bond together in groups. You can also see specific examples of population distribution in the United States and the similarities and contrasts between them. Watch these videos to learn about topics such as:
- Comparisons between lives in different U.S. locations
- Rural vs. urban population distribution
- Ways to group humans based on identity
- Cultural diffusion
- Affects of technology, science and economic activities on society
- Contemporary migration
- Population migration
- The theory and definition of self-identity
- Socialization and social interactions
- Social and reference groups
- The stages of social movements
Our lesson instructors have expertise in these specific areas, and will make sure to explain all relevant points in a clear and comprehensive manner. You also have the option of messaging the instructors directly if you would like more information or clarification on certain points. Finally, be sure to take the lesson quizzes and final chapter exam to verify that you have accurately understood the chapter's main points.
1. Comparing Life in Different Locations of the United States
After watching this video, you will be able to describe in general terms life in the United States and how it varies by region, city versus country, and socioeconomic status. A short quiz will follow.
2. Population Distribution: Rural vs. Urban Areas
The distribution of people varies depending in the type of location. In this lesson, we will explore how people are distributed between rural and urban areas and how these populations have changed over time.
3. Identity and Human Grouping: Cultural, Ethnic, Racial & Gender
This lesson will seek to explain the different human groupings of culture, race, ethnicity, and gender. In doing so, it will discuss how these terms are and are not tied to biological and physical traits.
4. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures
In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.
5. How Science, Technology & Economic Activity Shape Societies
After watching this video, you will be able to explain how science, technology and economic activity have shaped human societies, from the agricultural revolution to the Industrial Revolution to the digital age. A short quiz will follow.
6. Contemporary Migration: Forced Migration, Patterns & Impacts
This lesson will seek to explain modern migration. In doing so, it will highlight labor migration, urbanization, and forced migration. It will also highlight the term diaspora.
7. 21st Century Population Migration in a New World
In this lesson, we broadly explore the current demographics and economic realities of the world and the driving engines behind the likely migrations which will occur in the 21st century.
8. Self Identity: Theory & Definition
Self-identity plays a large and significant role in shaping each of our lives. Learn about self-identity in psychology, and test your understanding with a quiz.
9. Socialization Through the Life Course
Socialization is a lifelong process. People must acquire the skills needed to function in society. They continue to acquire these skills throughout their lives. This lesson explains socialization throughout the life course.
10. Social Interaction Theory: Ascribed, Achieved & Master Status
In this lesson, we discuss social interaction theory, putting particular emphasis on the concept of social statuses. We identify and define several types of statuses, including ascribed, achieved, and master status.
11. Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups
The study of social groups is a main focus of many sociologists. In this lesson, we define social groups and differentiate between several different types including primary, secondary, and reference groups.
12. Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline
Although social movements around the world differ from each other in many ways, they all generally go through a life cycle marked by the progressive stages of emergence, coalescence, bureaucratization, and decline. In this lesson we will discuss the four stages of social movements.
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