Social Pyscology discussion Questions

Question 1561 Body Ritual of the Nacirema

Please use the web link below to read the article: “Body Ritual of the Nacirema”, and post your personal views on their culture. http://personal-pages.lvc.edu/sayers/miner_nacirema.pd

Question 1562 seeing the general in the particular

Short Answer Response:

1. What did Peter Berger mean when he said the sociological perspective is “seeing the general in the particular”? Why, in individualistic North America, can the sociological perspective be described as “seeing the strange in the familiar”? 2. What did C. Wright Mills mean by “the sociological imagination”? How does this point of view reveal a limitation of what members of our society call “common sense”? How does it change the way we see personal problems?

3. Name the three social changes in European history that were especially important to the development of sociology. Why did change spark the development of sociology? Which social change do you believe had the greatest impact on the development of sociology as a discipline/science? Why?

4. Explain the focus of the structural-functional approach. Please give an example of this theoretical paradigm. Distinguish between manifest and latent functions. Please give an example of each in relation to your personal life.
5. Explain the focus of the social-conflict approach. Please give an example of this theoretical paradigm. What is social structure? How do the structural-functional and social-conflict approaches understand social structure differently?

6. Explain the focus of the gender-conflict or feminist approach. Compare
and contrast this approach to the race-conflict approach. Using each of these approaches, provide several sentences that offer a critical analysis of our society. 7. Discuss the contributions of W. E. D. Du Bois. Why are his works in the field of sociology is so significant. Discuss Max Weber idea of ‘value-free
research. Why is this idea so important in understanding sociological research? 8. Explain the focus of the Symbolic-Interactionist approach. Explain the difference between a macro-level and micro-level theoretical orientation. Give an example of each. Why would it be important to understand the interactions of society from both perspectives? In your opinion which does the better job of explaining society in general?

Question 1563 Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life

A reaction paper is a written paper in which students use critical thinking to illustrate their understanding of a particular subject matter. On the topic “Seeing Sociology in Everyday Life” and express your opinion. I, as the instructor, am not looking for anything in particular in the reaction papers, I simply use them to determine how you apply critical thinking skills to different topics. Papers
can be either objective or subjective. Feel free to use other sources to complete the assignment. (DO NOT CUT AND PASTE!) Must be ONE full page

Question 1564 AUMC DIVERSITY ANALYSIS

Evaluate the following website: https://www.augustahealth.org

***APA format*** ***AMERICAN

ENGLISH PLEASE!*** ***minimum five references…one will be the actual website www.augustahealth.org…one will be this textbook: Harvey, C., & Allard, M. (2015). Understanding and Managing Diversity Readings, Cases, and Exercises (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education Inc. …plus minimum of 3 other additional sources ***refer to the Diversity and Inclusion Awards: A Critical Examination on page 353 of the textbook ***must use attached outline***

Question 1565 Thinking About Diversity

Students choose the topic ” Thinking About Diversity” topic found in any of the chapters covered this semester to write what I call a “reaction paper” A reaction paper is a written paper in which students use critical thinking to illustrate their understanding of a particular subject matter. Select a topic and express your opinion. I, as the instructor, am not looking for anything in particular in the reaction papers, I simply use them to determine how you apply critical thinking skills to different topics. Papers can be either objective or subjective. Feel free to use other sources to complete the assignment. (DO NOT CUT AND PASTE!)

Question 1566 Controversy and Debate

On the topic ” Controversy and Debate” topic found in any of the chapters covered this semester to write what I call a “reaction paper” A reaction paper is a written paper in which students use critical thinking to illustrate their understanding of a particular subject matter. Select a topic and express your
opinion. I, as the instructor, am not looking for anything in particular in the reaction papers, I simply use them to determine how you apply critical thinking skills to different topics. Papers can be either objective or subjective. Feel free to use other sources to complete the assignment. (DO NOT CUT AND PASTE!)

Question 1567 Social Interactions in Everyday Life

Part of understanding social interaction in everyday life is understanding when and why we lie. Do you believe the average American is a liar? Do you believe you are an average American who lies? Do you believe there is ever a right time to lie?

Question 1568 Explain the difference between an ascribed status and an achieved status

1. Explain the difference between an ascribed status and an achieved status. Give examples of statuses that are mostly ascribed and those that are mostly achieved. Detail a situation where one may have to transition from one to the other

2. What is the Thomas theorem? Provide an example of how it works. How is this theorem an example of the process we call the “social construction of reality”?

3. Explain the basic approach called dramaturgical analysis. From this point of view, explain how we engage in the “presentation of self.”

4. Stan claims that gender has nothing to do with patterns of social interaction.
To him, men and women in the same settings behave in the same ways. Use material from this chapter to evaluate this assertion. Identify several ways gender affects personal performances.

5. What is nonverbal communication? How do people use it in everyday life? Give an example when nonverbal communication will work better than verbal communication.

6. In a short essay, identify a number of your own statuses. What roles correspond to each? Do any operate as master statuses? How? Identify
which statuses are mostly ascribed and which are mostly achieved. Use one or more examples to explain why many statuses are both ascribed and achieved.

7. Explain Erving Goffman’s ideas on the presentation of self. What are the elements of “presentations?” For example, how does a college professor engage in a scripted presentation of self to a class? What about a professor’s office? What features of the office are used to convey information to an observer?

8. What makes something funny? Explain the foundation of humor and what is involved in “getting” a joke. Does the American sense of humor differ from other countries, societies, or cultures? Please explain. Please Number your response
to each question. You do not have to write the questions

Question 1569 Sociological Imagination/Research Methods

After reading about the Sociological Imagination (chapter 1) and the blog Hoarding and the Sociology of Consumption (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., answer the following questions — Describe the aspects of culture (i.e. beliefs and values) in U.S. society that contribute to the obsession
with obtaining more and more material goods. How might this consumerism be described as a “personal trouble??” How might it be understood as a “public issue??”

Question 1570 The Social Construction Of Illness

This must be at least 3 paragraphs. Briefly describe qualitative and quantitative research. Please include the benefits and consequences of each of these research methodologies. Is the data in the article “The Social Construction of Illness,” based on qualitative or quantitative research? Can you observe any
commonalities between the social construction of reality discussed in the article or in The New York Times video “Revisiting the ‘Crack Babies’ Epidemic That Was Not”?

Question 1571 This must be at least 3 paragraphs.

Briefly describe qualitative and quantitative research.
Please include the benefits and consequences of each of these research methodologies. Is the data in the article “The Social Construction of Illness,” based on qualitative or quantitative research? Can you observe any commonalities between the social construction of reality discussed in the article or in The New York Times video “Revisiting the ‘Crack Babies’ Epidemic That Was Not”?

Question 1572 discussion post

Discussion post needed. -Symbolic interactionists point to symbols as having the power to shape attitudes and behaviors. Symbols possess the ability to shape norms and create new normative behavior. This is particularly relevant for how families originate. In your post, analyze a cross-cultural symbolic rite of same-sex or traditional marriage and a dating rite for its role in gender construction
within the United States and compare it to an example from another culture.

Question 1573 Introduction to Social Science

2 page Detailed summaries for all the mentioned article topics. 1.5-2 page article Font Times new roman Font size 12. Following are the topics and Articles are listed under the topic name with author as well:

  1. Topic: Eurocentrism: Deconstructing the neocolonial gaze C. Lutz and J. Collins, “The Color of Sex: Postwar Photographic Histories of Race and Gender in National Geographic Magazine.” in R. Lancaster & M. di Leonardo, The Gender Sexuality Reader: Culture, History, Political Economy. New York: Routledge. 1997. 291-304. Recommended website: The Secret Museum of Mankind http://ian.macky.net/secretmuseum
  2. 2. Topic: Neo/imperialism, body politics and whiteness: Eurocentric
    beauty standards Readings: 1) Amina Mire, “The Emerging Skin-Whitening Industry” July 2005. (online) http://www.counterpunch.org/2005/07/28/the-emerging-skin-whitening-industry/ 3) 2) Himani Bannerji, “Popular Images of South Asian Women,” in H. Bannerji, ed., Returning the Gaze: Essays on
    Racism, Feminism and Politics. Toronto: Sister Vision Press. 1993. Pp. 144-166. 3. Topic: The persistence of white supremacy in the current “post-race” era Readings (19+ pages): 1) Ian Honey Lopez, “The Social Construction of Race,” in Inderpal Grewal, Caren Kaplan, eds., An Introduction to Women’s Studies:
    Gender in a Transnational World. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006. 52-57. 2) Ruth Hubbard, “Race and Sex as Biological Categories.” 3) K. Oka, “Racism “Renewed.” Nationalist Practices, Citizenship and Fantasy, Post9/11. Engaging Equity: New Perspectives on Anti-racist Education. 27-41. 4) Courtney Ariel, “For Our
    White Friends Desiring to Be Allies” in Soujourners, August 16, 2017. Available here: https://sojo.net/articles/our-white-friends-desiring-be-allies 4. Topic: #BlackLivesMatter: vigilantism to racist police violence Readings (20 pages): 1) Annette L. Bickford, “The Merciful Executioner: Spectacles of Sexual Danger and National Reunification in the case of George Stinney, 1944.” Southern
    Anthropologist 35(1):41-61. Special issue on race and ethnicity. Recommended film:

The Murder of Emmett Till. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-X4is9jMYk 5. Topic: Racialized criminalization:
Neoliberal capitalism and the prison industrial complex Readings (40 pages): 1) Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2010. 173-209. 2)
Paul Butler, “Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System,” in Thomas Hickey, Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology, 7 th Edition. Iowa: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series. 2006. 363-367. 6. Topic: Aggression, masculinity and the nature-nurture debate Readings: 1)Robert Salpolsky, “Testosterone Rules” available here:
http://discovermagazine.com/1997/mar/testosteronerule1077#.UhbZoRbDvDU Recommended film:

•Jackson Katz, Tough Guise 7. Topic: Applying biological determinism: Christian abstinence and the “coy female” Readings: 1) Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, “Empathy, Polyandry, and the Myth of the Coy Female,” in Ruth Bleier, ed., Feminist Approaches to Science. New York: Permagon Press. 1986. 119- 146. 2) Neela
Banerjee, “Dancing the Night Away, With a Higher Purpose” New York Times. May 19, 2008. 3) Nancy Gibbs, “The Pursuit of Teen Girl Purity” Time Magazine. Jul. 17, 2008. March 5 WEEK 22 8. Topic: Scientific Heteropatriarchy at Work: Technologies of Orgasm Readings: 1) R. Maines, The Technology of
Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator, and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction. Baltimore. The John Hopkins University Press. 1999. 1- 48. Recommended films: • Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm (2008) 9. Topic: Reproductive rights, racism, and national belonging Readings: 1) Dorothy Roberts, “Killing the Black Body” in Andrea O’Reilly, Maternal Theory: Essential Readings. Toronto: Demeter Press. 2007. 482-500. 2) Linda Gordon, “Malthusianism” pp. 57-59. 3) Anna Davin, “Imperialism and Motherhood” 60-65. 4) F. Dikotter, “Race Culture: Recent Perspectives on the History of Eugenics.” 66-68. 5) Evelynn M. Hammonds, “New Technologies of Race.” 69-74 10. Topic: Challenging binaries: gender variance and
sexual diversity Readings: 1) Anne Fausto-Sterling, “The five sexes revisited: The emerging recognition that people come in bewildering sexual varieties is testing medical values and social norms.” The Sciences, July/August 2000. 18-23. 11. Topic: Challenging nature-culture binaries to better address climate change Readings: 1) Tony Weis, “Introduction,” The Ecological Hoofprint: The Global Burden of Industrial Livestock. London: Zed Books, 2013.

Question 1574 Sociological imagination

1) Read C. Wright Mills on the “Sociological Imagination”/ perspective. Paying attention to the following themes; Biography History The intersection of biography and history.

2) Interview someone ( or pretend you interviewed someone) and write up the story of that person incorporating or using the idea of ” sociological imagination” ( biography and history) 3) Once you are done with your interview, write up
your own story ( pretending you are a male, 20-22 yrs, African-American ). Apply the same ideas of the ” sociological imagination” above.

Question 1575 settling down

Historically, the path toward the American dream normally involved “settling down” and getting married. This was a socially desirable status. However, as you can see from the data shared on the Contemporary Families website, the trend over the last 30 years has been a decline in marital status and a rise in individuals who are living alone. Name two cultural and economic forces you think are driving this trend. What are the positive and negative implications upon society? What sociological perspective best reflects these changing notions?

Question 1576

Reaction paper Students can choose any one topic found in any of the chapters covered this semester to write what I call a “reaction paper”. A reaction paper is a written paper in which students use critical thinking to illustrate their understanding of a particular subject matter. Select a topic and express your opinion. I, as the instructor, am not looking for anything in particular in the reaction papers, I simply use them to determine how you apply critical thinking skills to different topics. Papers can be either objective or subjective. Feel free to use other sources to complete the assignment. (DO NOT CUT AND PASTE!)

Question 1578 Strategies of Emotion Management

After reading the articles “Strategies of Emotion Management” and “Integrating Dark Humor and Compassion…”

1. How do intensive care nurses and hospice workers use emotion management/front stage/back stage behavior to protect their own psychological and emotional well being?

2. Why is it important to be able to maintain appropriate front stage and back stage behaviors in the medical field or in your chosen profession?

3. What are some of the consequences if these performances are not
maintained? Due Date: February 22nd, at 10:00 P.M.

Question 1579 Have you read this book? Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Must be 4 pages Do not place any numbers on your paper. Each number basically represents a different paragraph. *A thesis (#1) is a statement that reflects a position that can be defended. For example, “The author’s major thesis was that the criminal justice system is extremely unfair.” Please present the thesis
statement as it was presented in the example. Do not state “the author’s main idea was……” A main idea and a thesis are two DIFFERENT things. Remember to add at leas t one direct quote from the author that substantiates your assertion. Do you feel the author is effectively supporting his thesis? Here, you need
to explain whether or not you believed the author effectively supported his thesis. Buttress your position wi th a supporting quote or two. Thoroughly explain yourself in this paragraph. *Which theoretical perspective is best reflected? Here, you state, based on the examples provided in the instructions, which sociological perspective you believe the author is spe aking from. Use the definitions provided of each perspective and explain yourself thoroughly with examples. It is possible to assert that the author is speaking from more than one perspective. This is okay. Just support your position(s) with information fr om the text. *Are there any biases? What I mean by “bias” is does the author make an
assertion (e.g., the criminal justice system is racist) without presenting data or research to back up the claim. If according to the definition of “bias” you believe the author is biased, use quotes to support this position with a thorough explanation. If you believe the author is not biased, give some examples of
information that he presents that is non – biased. Remember my definition of “bias.” *Is there anything you disa greed with? Here, state if you disagreed with anything. Give succinct examples and thoroughly explain yourself. If you agreed with everything, provide several examples of information/data that you
agreed with. *Your comments, opinion, etc. Here, you give y our thorough assessment of the CHAPTER, and I do mean thorough. ****** Grading guidelines/format will be seriously applied. Also, use a 12 point font “Times New Roman ” with 1 inch width in all margins .

Question 1580 Sociology one page paper

Personal Ad HomeworkFor this assignment you will create a “Personal Ad” and pretend you are uploading it to a dating website. You must include a photo of yourself, a description of who you are, likes, dislikes, hobbies, etc. and a section on what you are looking for in a person.

Question 1581 Discussion Innocent Bystander?

Research regarding social responsibility (Chapter 9) suggests that a bystander is less likely to help in an emergency if there are other onlookers present. Post your response on each of the questions below. Please include the question number in your response so that we know which question you are addressing. Does the research regarding social responsibility surprise you? Why or why not? (Please use examples to support your answer.) If you were to be a person in need (in an emergency situation), would you want many or few bystanders present who could potentially help you? Why? Describe a time when you noticed someone in need but you failed to act because you noticed others present who could
help instead. Or, describe a time when the presence of others gave the illusion that help was not necessary. How do Christian principles relate to social responsibility? What does scripture say about helping those in need?

Question 1582 Christian Perspective: Marriage

Write two to four insightful paragraphs comparing and contrasting your experiences (yours or marriages you have observed, teaching you have encountered about marriage) with Chapter 8 of your text. This assignment is an exercise in critical thinking and spiritual growth. As such, there are no wrong answers. As long as you can back up your assertion with literature (the assigned text, other academic sources, and/or Scripture), then your likelihood of success and growth is greatly increased. Some topics which could be discussed in the paper are: Divorce versus Commitment Selflessness versus Selfishness
Communication Write your paper in Microsoft Word and format it according to APA standards. Use the link above to submit your paper

Question 1583 Article Reflection Essay

Homework Writing Assignment # 3 Due in Class Wed. Feb. 28, 2018 (Two pages typed, double-spaced) Read the following articles and answer the questions relating to them in one unified essay. After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why. – Ann Jones Write a reaction paper to this article
including the following: What made the most impact on you as you read about the comparisons here between the U.S. and Norway? What differences stood out to you the most? What do you think of the differences outlined in the chart titled the: Welfare State? Could we be more like Denmark in the U.S.? Explain. I’m Insanely Jealous of Sweden’s Work-Family Policies. You Should Be Too Jonathan Cohn Do you agree or disagree with the author here? What facts, data and arguments does he offer to support his view? To what extent do you agree or disagree with him? Explain. What do you think it would it take for the U.S. to adopt work-family policies like they have in Sweden?

Question 1584 Sociology questions 1-8

I have midterms need the questions answered in the document attached. Doesn’t necessarily have to be 2 pages. It is just when the questions are answered COMPLETELY & in full sentences. Answers are all provided in the free book link. Provided a link to the book online. https://cnx.org/contents/AgQDEnLI@6.23:TrIRM88K@5/Introduction-to-Sociology For question #3 , the video is on youtube if you search for it.

Question 1585 Deviant Behavior

OPTIONS #2 – THE MARSHMALLOW TEST Ever wonder why people can’t resist a temptation? Whether the temptation is buying something new than we can’t afford or ditching class to sleep in, these deviant behaviors are linked to one’s ability to delay gratification. This fascinating article and video highlight
research on delayed gratification and deviant behaviors. Read the article on the Stanford Marshmallow Study. Then, watch the clip below. Marshmallow Study Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amsqeYOk–w Respond to the a few of the following questions to start an interesting discussion on this topic. What does this study reveal about deviant behavior? What does the statement “eat the marshmallow” mean in reference to our culture? What are some values
and norms that promote eating the marshmallow? What are some values and norms that promote delayed gratification? How do “people who eat the marshmallow” contribute to social instability? How can society strive to regain balance? What are some ways that you have recently eaten the marshmallow? How have you also delayed gratification? After reading the details of the study and watching the clip, how will you discipline your children or teach them self control, (if plan on having any children)?

Question 1586 Gender Socialization

Answer the following as best you can. You do not need to answer all the questions, but your paper should address the major points of gender socialization.

1. From what you know about your own upbringing, what were the major socializing agents in your childhood? Discuss what behaviors, attitudes,
beliefs, etc. you learned from these agents and how your socialization has influenced the person you are today.

2. Toys for female children often socialize them to be talkative, relational, expressive, and domestic. Toys for male children often socialize them to minimize talking while focus on strategizing (army toys), on physical aggression (guns, actions figures), on thinking (building blocks), on danger (swords, grenades). Think of your experience as child and what toys helped to socialize you. Describe what toys, items, or activities you think had a significant influence on your present adult behaviors, attitudes, values, etc. and how/why. I tend to agree with research in that both sexes lack characteristics due to gender socialization. For instance, females may focus too much on relationships while males have difficulty discussing their feelings. Do you think the way our culture socializes girls and boys is positive or negative? Both? How do you think you might socialize a child if you were the parent? Would you do it the same or differently from the way you were raised? Why?

Question 1587 Sociological Theories

1. From what you know about your own upbringing, what were the major socializing agents in your childhood? Discuss what behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, etc. you learned from these agents and how your socialization has influenced the person you are today.

2. Toys for female children often socialize them to be talkative, relational, expressive, and domestic. Toys for male children often socialize them to
minimize talking while focus on strategizing (army toys), on physical aggression (guns, actions figures), on thinking (building blocks), on danger (swords, grenades). Think of your experience as child and what toys helped to socialize you. Describe what toys, items, or activities you think had a significant influence on your present adult behaviors, attitudes, values, etc. and how/why. I tend to agree with research in that both sexes lack characteristics due to gender socialization. For instance, females may focus too much on relationships while males have difficulty discussing their feelings. Do you think the way our
culture socializes girls and boys is positive or negative? Both? How do you think you might socialize a child if you were the parent? Would you do it the same or differently from the way you were raised? Why? watch the ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litXW91UauE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFvalQ7KUCg

Question 1588 Social Pyscology discussion

what do you find useful about social psychology in your life and in our society? Can you think of other fields which benefit from social psychology beyond business, medicine, and law? Are there ways that social psychology can be helpful to other fields but currently is failing to do so? Explain. As Christians,
what can we learn from the field of social psychology? As Christians, what can we offer to the field of social psychology?

Question 1589 Absolute Poverty

Assigned reading for this chapter: Human Rights, Sex Trafficking and prostitution.pdfPreview the document Human Rights, Sex Trafficking, and Prostitution by Alice Leutchag End Demand: End Demand Campaign (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Clip is on home page of website. Read the
article and watch the clip above and respond to the questions below. You can also use other sources which offer information about trafficking to respond to the questions.

1. Describe the economic situation of some of the world’s most impoverished areas where sex trafficking occurs (like in the article).

2. Explain the cyclical impact of the consequences of poverty. How is trafficking fueled by poverty?

Question 1590 Social problems evaluation

You will be applying the social problems model to an article on economic inequality. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/12/us-states-with-the-highest-levels-of-income-inequality.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Your eval should be around 1 page long. Include the different pieces of the model and a very brief discussion of what pieces of the model are best represented by the article. For this eval you will provide your own article. You will be applying the social problems model to an article on racial and ethnic relations in the United states. Please keep these articles very current, past six months is best. I will not accept articles that are older than one year. This topic has been discussed in various ways in the media over the past year and there will be no shortage
of articles on the topic. Make sure you use main stream media sources. Do not use scholarly journals. Do not use fringe media outlets, like mother jones or breitbart. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC news, The New York Times, USA Today, etc are all examples of main stream media sources.

2.Your eval should be around 1 to 2 pages long, double spaced. Include the different pieces of the model and a very brief discussion of what pieces of the model are best represented by the article. Include the full title of the article used as well as an active link to the article. Double check your link before you submit your work. attached is a blank eval to fill out Objective conditions are facts about a problem or issue that cannot be disputed. They are sometimes stats, but do not have to be. Subjective concerns or competing viewpoints are the feelings people have about an issue. Dynamic aspects are the chances over time an issue or
problem has.

The relative aspects are comparisons between groups or places. If we use abortion as an example, the objective conditions would be hotter many women get abortions, the fact that abortions are legal in the US, some women want to be able to have an abortion, etc. The subjective concerns could be the pro-life verse pro-choice perspectives. How some people think abortion is murder while others think it’s a person’s right to do with their body as they please. The dynamic aspects could be how laws have changed over time and continued to change. Or how people’s opinions about abortion continued to change. The relative aspects could be how it’s legal in there’s US but illegal in other done other countries. Or how different states have different laws regulating it. Or how’s different generations have different opinions, our how men have different opinions about abortion than women. above^ is an explanation of the social problems mode.

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