Since this is a Sociology course, we would be remiss to ignore the problem of superficial thinking which can occur on a societal level. Many of the same challenges we face in our own personal thinking (e.g., closed mindedness, insufficient questioning, lack of appropriate communication, etc.) can also be found on a larger social and cultural level. These pitfalls are often interwoven in our social institutions such as the media, education, and politics to mention a few.
Please read and carefully contemplate the page titled, “The problem of sociocentric thinking” in your critical thinking booklet. Based on what you have read, do you support or refute the notion that the United States is a sociocentric country? Why or why not? Use the bulleted statements on that page to support your stance by giving very specific examples.