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Interactions

Interactions, patterns, and social events are studied by Sociologists. Developing theories to explain why certain things work the way they do, socially. Theories do have different types of levels regarding how big the issue is and what type the sociologists wants to study, for instance: Macro-level theories, which are large-scale problems that involve a numerous amount of people, while Micro-level theories seek the understanding of specific relationships between individuals or small groups. Then, there are Grad theories that attempt to explain and understand the large-scale relationships and provide an answer to questions and concerns regarding to why society forms and why it changes. Sociological theory constantly evolves and develops and is never truly complete. Theories provide perspectives that helps and explains different aspects of social life that are called Paradigms. Structural Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Symbolic Interactionism are all paradigms. These three paradigms are philosophical and theoretical frameworks used to regulate theories, generalizations, and experiments that are performed to support them. The three paradigms have and will be the dominate sociological mindset because they can provide and give useful explanations.