Sociology 100 week 3/7-3/11
Sociology 100 week 3/7-3/11 SOC 100
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Sociology notes 3/7/16 Clicker questions: ● Let's say that I use illegal drugs. How likely is it that I will be arrested and convicted? Class answer: More likely if you are Black then white Other options: More likely if you are white then black equally likely ● Have you cheated on a test in a course in the past four years? Class answer: yes 52% ● Prof. Vigilant sees Johnny cheating on a test in his class. The prof. should: Do nothing warn him 33% give johnny an F on the test 62% give johnny an F in a course Expel Johnny *Bold is the class answer ● What would you do if you saw another student cheating in a class nothing 86% tell the instructor Ask the student for the answers *Bold is the class answer Lecture notes: CHAPTER SEVEN: Deviance Aurora and Newtown: Who's to blame? *Movies? TV? Video Games? *There is so much violence in movies and video games and it has a correlation related to issue with mental health and people doing these horrific things. *Warped personalities? (Are they just a bad seed?) *Physiological disorders? (Are they mentally ill?) *School security systems? (Do we need more enforcement to remain safe?) *Parents? Teachers? Politicians? Peers? *When we have a disaster in the U.S. we look to see if our socialization agents to see what to change to fix the problem. *Policies give us easy access to guns? *There is no simple answer; or one that will solve every issue. Deviance: Behavior, belief, or condition that violates significant social norms in the society *you violate some of the norms Statistically Deviance: Not the typical outcome, minorities, abnormal (This could be positive or negative) *Example: blue eyes vs. brown eyes General Paradigms of deviance: *biological *Psychological *Sociological Sociological Perspectives: Functional perspective #1: Merton’s Strain Theory Deviance is the result of a gap between a society’s culturally defined goals & the means available to achieve them *Example: Course grade goal but there are factors outside that affect yourself and your potential to deviate. *terrorist will stop being terrorists when their families stop dying *A solution would be to change one’s social status not the society (Changing majors) Functionalist perspective theory: Opportunity Theory Strain plus illegitimate opportunity structures are available *Example: I am doing so bad in sociology and the key to the test is right there. I have an opportunity to deviate. *Im hurting for money so while i am filling out my taxes I make it where I will get a larger return. Sociology notes 3/11/16 Clicker questions: ● “Crime” differs from “deviance” in that crime.. Class anwer: is a violation of a written law ● A recent study in an English maximum security prison found that inmates that ate large amount of potato chips were most likely to be aggressive. This supports the paradigm? Class Answer: physiological (46%) (correct answer) ● Which of the following best describes your position on use of marijuana? Class Answer: *I support the recently passed law: 64% *It should be available but only for medical reasons: 28% *It should be illegal: 8% Bold is the class majority Lectures notes: *There are situations where we become deviant because we need to reach our goals* *Example MLK Interactionist Perspective #1: Labeling TheoryActs are deviant or criminal because they have been labeled as such *Example: if you are late for curfew by two minutes, its a deviant act because your parents made the rules. *Social interactionist would say look at the people who made the rules? Is it fair? this is radical because people with authority do not like to have that taken away Social interactionist have a hard time understanding the functionalist perspective on the topic of deviance Saying an act is deviant is just a label *Example: Large companies pollute the rivers but it is deviant for a citizen to pee in a river in colorado Class activity: He has a spoon with saliva and is trying to get other students to put it in there mouth. But no one will do it because it is a deviant act to put spit in one’s mouth. The message: Things are deviant because we make them deviant he relates back to Anais Nin: “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.” A Norm Violator Will Be Labeled Deviant Depending on the Social Characteristics of the: *Perpetrator *Victim *People who do the labeling *Judge Interactionist Perspective #2 The Medicalization of Deviance:The growing influence of psychiatry and medicine in the United States has influenced definitions of deviance. The medicalization of deviance –the transformation of moral and legal deviance into a medical condition.