Theories generally emerged from social phenomena. What merely happen in the lexical world, and also in the metaphysical, were analyzed, and interpreted, until generalizations are being made to construct these plausible and intelligent assertions.Theories, more often than not, become living proofs that humans can turn their blind eye into something learned and guided by these intelligent and scientific laws. Theories give humans an eye of which enabling them to foresee intelligently what might happen in the future. This, however, require a comprehensive understanding on these theories so that this may cause us the control to keep the quality of life we intend to have.
Through theories, we are able to pinpoint the undesirable things on certain phenomena, such that we are opt not to do them again or avoid them if they recur.There are valuable insights on social psychological theories, for instance, help us, humans, “to understand the stories behind today’s news headlines on such topics as international terrorism, school violence, sexual harassment, same-sex marriage, and energy conservation” (Shelley E. Taylor, et. al, 2002). Thus, theories make us aware of the things we are more likely to respond on things happening on our daily lives. Moreover, theories augment the ties that bond our sociocultural relationships, our respect to other culture, orientations, most especially to human dignity.
Another example, sociological theories, like Functionalism, Conflict, and Interactionism, avow great help in understanding many social institutions, factors, and phenomena. Through these theories, people (who are in deep understanding with them) manage to understand the sources of oppression in the society or the functions of which a social entity or institution is forge to carry out, thus, making these people spearhead changes in the social order, whether radical or moderate.Therefore, theories become parch of knowledge that constitutes a person’s means to productively interact within the social world.