What are they and why are they still present in our society? What happens if we "break the rules"?
When I was in the 11th grade, I had to do a term paper for my American history class. It was my first true research paper. I spent hours in the school and town libraries, developing a thesis question, looking up books in card catalogs, using the microfiche machine to find relevant articles, index cards and books scattered over the table. Then, utilizing the typing skills I learned in... read more
theory? types? system? elements?
Request for comments and suggestions regarding "Parental Alienation" in divorce or post-divorce cases
Please let me know your experience, or any helpful information you may have regarding Parental Alienation in divorce (or post-divorce) cases. I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some children who may be victims of Parental Alienation. I have been told that this is a form of child abuse, since it can seriously impact a child's self-esteem. Research shows that children in divorce cases... read more
Poverty and Children in the United States. ( 1,750 to 2,450 words in length.)
Elaborate on question with the effects of a current social problem on a particular social group
Provide four examples of social change and four examples of modernization. Each example should include a description of key features of social change and/or modernization.
Discuss the future of modernization in the United States, the consequences of modernization, and the existence of modernization in the world.
A description of how modernization manifests itself in society is included.· A prediction and explanation of whether modernization is likely to continue in the United States is provided. · Modernization...
Explain urban growth trends in the world’s poorest countries. What causes urbanization in poor countries? Choose a major city in a poor, developing country and research how urbanization has occurred...
Do you think ancient societies were as concerned about the environment as modern societies are today?
Do you think they took care of the environment better than we do or did they also contribute to the destruction of the environment as some societies do today?
Now, consider the following statistic: The United Nations predicts that by 2025 wealthy societies will grow by 57 million people.
While poor societies will grow by 1.7 billion people. What are the possible reasons for this growth pattern? What are the consequences of this growth pattern?
four types of punishment--retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, and societal protection--in relation to American society today.
Identify which type of punishment deters crime most effectively, and discuss whether or not the consequences of punishment provide any benefits for criminals and society.
Provide an example of a human behavior that is considered deviant in one society, but is not considered deviant in others
What are the factors that have contributed to this society's perspective of the deviant behavior? Why does this society consider the behavior to be deviant but other societies do not?
In the early 1900’s, psychologists B. F. Skinner and John B. Watson developed a new branch of psychology they called behaviorism. Both scientists believed that human behavior was shaped by their environment and their reactions to it. They called this behavioral shaping “conditioning”. This article briefly describes the two types of behavioral conditioning and how parents, tutors, and teachers... read more
Nearly all high school and college students have a research paper requirement. Many college students are likely facing imminent research paper deadlines as the semester ends. Writing research papers can cause a lot of anxiety. This article will teach you how to narrow your research topic, clarify your thesis statement, and sort and organize your research to help you simplify your final editing... read more
Mead discussed the concept of the "I" and the "Me" as the tow parts of the self. Explain each of the two parts.
Mead discussed the concept of the "I" and the "Me" as the tow parts of the self. Explain each of the two parts. How are the two related. Further, imagine that as you are diving...
I taught my middle school students about memory at the beginning of each school year. I quizzed them about their memories over the next three to four weeks, then reduced the reviews to once every other week. My students commented, “Why do you keep quizzing us about memory? We already know this stuff.” My response was, “Exactly! That’s why I keep quizzing you.” Students of all ages use different... read more
How do Profs think? Let this long-time college prof help you get through Soc and Psych courses and interpret your all important syllabus and texts...
Often, students are not taught HOW to study and what to study. As a long-time college professor I can share teacher techniques and how we choose what we choose related to tests and discussions. There are also basic principles of testing that must be learned. Take some time now during your break to learn how to study and what to study and even how to take tests, so in the Fall you will be ready... read more
You are brilliant when it comes to some of your courses, but in other areas...you just don't get it. It may not be just you! Humans learn in different ways and professors tend to teach to the masses. As an experienced professor, I teach students in more of a visual, applicable fashion. When you and I finish with our tutoring sessions you will understand the material because you will make it... read more
It is often examples that make ideas understandable to students and current events can be a good source of examples. Case in point. Today in Wisconsin, the issue of the day is the outcome of the recall elections and problems with the exit polling. As a tutor, the outcome isn’t interesting, but exit polling like all surveys is key to the usefulness of statistics! In fact, it gives a great opportunity... read more