What is the Concept in Sociology, What Does It Mean?July 2, 2021
Dr. The term concept (Os. Mefhum, Fr. Conception, İng. Concept) is defined as follows in the dictionary of sociological terms published by the Turkish Language Association, prepared by Özer Ozankaya: “To give words their real meanings and to think through them, to grasp the essence of events and processes and to analyze their basic aspects and characteristics. the form of reflection of the objective environment in human thought, which provides the possibility of obtaining generalizations”. Some sociologists (for example, see Hilmi Ziya Ülken, Sosioloji Sözlüğü, Istanbul 1969, p. 168) argue that conceptual confusion is parallel to social disorder, and when the order of the society is disrupted, conceptual clarity is also distorted and replaced by conceptual confusion (Fr. Confusion des concepts). In this case, “different things are expressed with the same word or the same thing with different words” and this blur is used by demagogues who want to confuse and prey on public opinion. Concepts specific to their customs and traditions of each society or cultural community are called concept model (Fr. Modéle de concept) or concept scheme (Fr. Schéme de concept). The classification of judgments, prejudices, attitudes, behaviors, etc., which are made up of these sample concepts, is also called the classification des concepts.