Research Papers on Social Work & Counseling

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Mainland Puerto Rican Migration

    A 10 page paper focusing on this topic. The writer looks at the impact on the US of Puerto Rican migration, and examines how this ethnic group has assimilated into the culture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • US Cultural Disintegration Prevention Through Immigrant Restriction

    6 pages in length. The United States of America is known as a cultural melting pot, where foreign-born peoples have flourished both economically and independently for nearly four hundred years. However, there is currently much concern about the long-term effects such immigrant influx is causing and will continue to cause the both the land and the legal citizens. The writer discusses the aspect of job stealing, overpopulation and environmental consequences instigated by the open-door immigration policy. Extensive bibliography included.

  • Violence and Pornography

    A 9 page research paper attempting to answer questions about the relationship that may exist between pornography and violence. The writer evaluates articles arguing both ways and ultimately concludes that certain forms of pornography do indeed have a tendency to cause violent sexual behavior. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Philippines, Child Prostitution and Labor

    Poverty is blamed for child labor and prostitution in this 10 page paper that focuses on the Philippines. The culture is examined in an attempt to explain the disturbing phenomenon of child abuse which exists in the country. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Affirmative Action and Why People Support It

    A 15 page paper presenting a literature review and an abbreviated survey-based research seeking attitudes and reasons why Affirmative Action policies appear to be ingrained forever in our society. Research findings indicate that while individuals, both African American and white, believe that the very program tends to extend racial discrimination rather than alleviate it, none wants to be accused of being either 'racist' or uncaring regarding the fate of others. The sample is a limited number of women equally divided according to race; the findings indicate that further research is warranted. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Causes and Effects of Discrimination

    In 6 pages, the writer discusses the cause and effect of discrimination. The Rodney King case is used as one of the prime examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Future Social Worker's Goals

    A 4 page essay in which the writer re-caps a one-on-one interview with a social worker. For the most part, the paper contains an informative explanation of the field, its prerequisites, opportunities, and obstacles to success.

  • A Discussion of Applied Conflict Theory

    A 5 page paper discussing minimizing the potential destructiveness of conflict through awareness of conflict styles as delineated in Hall's Conflict Management Survey. Conflict truly can be found in any situation involving more than one person and one set of ideas. An awareness of Hall's conflict styles can aid in resolving that conflict more quickly, whether it be in a manner of compromise or competition and whether it be in the board room or in the back yard, allowing the participants to return more quickly to the issues at hand. There are strengths in each style of conflict advantageous to each setting, and it is up to those involved to make honest assessment of which style would best suit their purposes and the current issues before them. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Stereotypes and the Media

    A 5 page essay that looks at the current state of media and its obsession with stereotypical images. The paper reviews social theory relating to image, racial portrayals in the media, and the portrayal of women in the media—and posits that in the United States, legitimate media is currently underground. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Television Situation Comedy Married With Children and Family Dysfunction

    A 5 page essay on this popular TV sitcom in which the writer analyzes the show from a sociological point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Television Situation Comedies and Family Love Relationships

    A 3 page essay on the development of love relationships within the American family as shown on TV sitcoms. Bibliography not included.

  • Children and the Negative Impacts of Television

    A 4 page essay addressing the negative effects of TV viewing on children. The writer discusses alternatives to TV for children. No Bibliography.

  • Children and the Psychosocial Effects of Television Violence

    A 6 page research proposal for studying the topic question: does violence on television have an impact on children. Controversy and debate have raged for at least three decades on this question. Meanwhile, the level of violent acts committed on television shows during prime-time, including the family hour, has increased steadily. A brief search of the literature suggests that TV violence does have an impact on children's behaviors and level of sensitivity.

  • Children and the Psychosocial Effects of Television Violence

    A 6 page research proposal for studying the topic question: does violence on television have an impact on children. Controversy and debate have raged for at least three decades on this question. Meanwhile, the level of violent acts committed on television shows during prime-time, including the family hour, has increased steadily. A brief search of the literature suggests that TV violence does have an impact on children's behaviors and level of sensitivity.

  • Ethics, Labeling, and Video Games

    A 12 page paper describing video games and the fact they contain graphics, language and ideas that may be objectionable and damaging if not handled properly. At present the method of censuring is labeling the games. Descriptions of games and of advertising is described. The main point in focus is the fact that it is the parents' responsibility to filter the information of video games just as it is their responsibility to control the child's access to television, music, and movies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Violence and Video Games

    A 9 page review of the violence of video games and the possible impacts of these games on real life violence. Suggests that the level of violence we are experiencing in our society today can be correlated, at least to a certain degree, with the violent stimuli our children are being exposed to through video games and other sources. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Addiction to the Internet

    This 8 page paper describes and explores the subject of Internet addiction. Several areas are discussed including cases concerning child neglect and infidelity. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Utopia from One Writer's Perspective

    A 5 page paper on a Utopia that offers a combined virtual and social education system, a justice system without lawyers, housing, food and clothing for everyone, no guns, community involvement in daily governance, and hierarchies of volunteer councils of twelve (to infinity). Income is earned and taxed--equally at 10 percent. Money and credit are dispensed with in favor of living according to means with debit cards. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Exploitation of Child Labor

    This 11 page report discusses the exploitation of children around the world, especially in Third World nations, as a source of cheap and compliant labor. Governments, businesses, and individual consumers have an obligation to do what they can to bring a halt to the exploitation of children throughout the world. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Crime Causation

    In 8 pages , the author discusses many of the theories for the causation of crime, such as social learning, social strain, and disintegration of family. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of the Labeling Theory

    In 5 pages the author discusses labeling theory. A definition is given, major theorists are listed, and some examples in research are provided. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • Social Learning Theory in '8 Ball Chicks'

    A 5 page paper that looks at the social learning theories applied to the gang life presented in Sikes' non-fiction year-long research of girl gangs. The paper discusses reinforcement, secondary reinforcement, imitation and, self-fulfillment in regards to the information presented. The paper agrees with Sikes' statement that the resolution to the problem does not come from parents/generations of gang members, but must come through societal intervention. No solutions are provided by Sikes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Radical Conflict Perspective Analysis of Rape

    5 pages in length. Applying this well-documented crime theory, the writer attempts to analyze rape as a crime whose actors can be motivated by such things as an egocentric need for self-fulfillment and a lack of concern or respect for others. Various sides of the issue are discussed from a theoretical perspective and a number of insightful examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Immigration Effects

    A correlation between immigration and the increase in delinquency, crime and poverty is made in this 8 page paper. Statistics are noted to support the argument as well as studies that show that crime is brought into the United States by foreign groups. Regional variations are also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • How to Community Drug Abuse Before It Starts

    A 15 page presentation & proposal designed to fulfill an unmet need in an inner-city community. The writer discusses how a social services center can be used to gather support from parents & teachers in proactively taking kids off the streets and helping them to avoid drug use before ever starting. Relevant social theories, constituents involved, and a plan for presenting the idea to the local government are presented. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Can Anything Be Done About School Violence?

    A 12 page examination of violence in our schools and the anti-violence programs which are being implemented to deter it. Special emphasis is placed on one such program in Northwest Florida. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • AIDS Victims and Social Alienation

    A 10 page paper dealing with society's treatment of AIDS victims. Discusses the negativity surrounding this issue as well as positive programs such as summer camps for youths with HIV/AIDS. Other subtopics explored are the 'handling' of children whose parents are dying from this dreaded disease.

  • Quitting Smoking and Orem's Model

    A 10 page medical paper on smoking cessation program development for nurses using Dorothea E. Orem's conceptual model. Paper includes discussion of the model, comparison to Dorothy E. Johnson and Steenbarger's model, plus an example process record for a smoking cessation program for a college student. Includes intervention and evaluation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • AIDS, HIV, Behaviors and Attitudes of Young People I

    A 3 page research paper exploring the affects of AIDS education on young adults ages 18-24. The writer attempts to show that many young adults who participate in risky sexual behavior are not uneducated about the possibility of exposure to HIV. There are also a number of other factors that influence peoples choices around risky behaviors, including the use of drugs and alcohol. The writer cites a number of sources that support the idea that excessive alcohol consumption increases risky behaviors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Teen Pregnancy Problems and Issues

    A 3 page essay on problems associated with teen pregnancy including emotional, financial, and social considerations. The writer focuses upon some of the reasons teen pregnancies occur so frequently with mention of which measures may or may not be effective in curtailing the problem.

  • The Way American Families Never Were and the Nostalgia Myth

    Focusing primarily upon the argument in Stephanie Coontz's (1992) book by same title, the writer of this 5 page paper presents the argument that each generation has looked upon the one previous to it and commented on how pure and innocent things were back in the proverbial "good ol' days." In actuality, however, morality was never as high in the past as we are led to believe. We are "brainwashed" by family-orientated television programs to believe that during the 50's and 60's, people were more "innocent" when in reality, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, etc.;-- soared-- sometimes to levels much higher than today. This social phenomenon is explored in great detail. Bibliography also cites 2 additional sources.

  • Social Chaos and Confusion of Children of Vietnam War Veterans

    It is well-documented that the Vietnam war left many veterans in a deterioriated mental condition. But what is less frequently discussed is the depressed lifestyles of children -- those born of American soldiers who had sex with Vietnam women as rape or otherwise. Many of these children live in the United States today.. Some have even attempted to find their fathers.. The behavior patterns of these youths reflects their war torn heritage and this 6 page essay examines this concept as well as its effects on the parent - veteran (i.e., post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.;). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Good Mother 'Myth' Perpetuated by Princess Diana

    This 10 page essay explores Diana's role as a mother and how, although she tried to fulfill this obligation, often chose selfish goals over the integration of family values. A synopsis of the events which led up to her divorce, and her death, portray a troubled woman intertwined with the colder side of royalty. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • A Conflict Perspective and Affirmative Action

    The problem is discussed from a conflict perspective in this 10 page paper. Several sections look at the problem, analyze data and apply theoretical principals to relevant studies. Solutions to the dilemma of affirmative action are discussed in light of polling data as well as sociological theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Issues of Censorship and Pornography

    An 8 page paper that considers the issue of pornography within a social and philosophical construct and provides an overview of the debates that exist in order to answer the question: "Should pornography be censored even if it does not cause harm?" Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Religion and Suicide

    The correlation between these two variables is outlined in this 10 page research proposal. After a review of sociological literature, a study is designed which includes the derivation of relevant statistical data as well as questionnaire distribution. Ten sample questions are included as well as an explanation of the methodology employed. Variables are described in detail. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Thematic Elements of 'The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Analyzed

    A 6 page paper in which the short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper' is discussed. The writer explains the symbolism of the wallpaper to the main character, and analyzes the meaning of the story. No additional sources cited.

  • The theme of insanity in The Yellow Wallpaper

    A 6 page essay on Gilman's 'Yellow Wallpaper' in which the writer describes how the narrator is pushed gradually into a state of madness by her husband, John. Her room is described as a prison and her eventual independence is remarked to have been traded in for her sanity. Quotes from the story are used to support points made. No other sources cited.

  • Feminist Criticism and Literature

    6 pages in length. To say that women have had to fight for their existence within the literary world would be a gross understatement. Indeed, the road to self-expression through the written word has been paved with patriarchal intolerance and characteristic skepticism. That women have been forced to prove their worthiness within the stringent boundaries of a male-dominated existence speaks volumes about the inherent fortitude that comprises the female spirit. The writer discusses feminist critical theory as it relates to women writers, focusing upon a story by Doris Lessing. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Imperfection Valued in Utopia by Sir Thomas More

    A 3 page look at the geopolitical beliefs expounded in Utopia and how such societies have traditionally failed throughout the course of history. The writer argues that rather than strive for the unattainable, we should learn to appreciate the value of imperfection. No other sources cited.

  • No Social Perfection in Utopia by Sir Thomas More

    A 3 page essay criticizing More's Utopia in an historical context. The writer feels that a 'perfect' society is not possible when it has war, prisoners or war, and slavery. Examples from other Utopian ideologies are presented to illustrate points made. No other sources cited.

  • The Legalization of Gambling: Its Social Impact and the Reasons for Its Continuation Paper Outline

    This is a 3 page outline discussing the points needed for a paper on the legalization of gambling and its social impact. However, the outline concludes with the continuation of legal gambling opposed to possibilities of banning it. An outline involving the legalization of gambling and its social impact includes various elements: the history of gambling on a worldwide scale; the history of gambling in the United States; and the impact of the legalization of gambling on a psychological, sociological and economic scale among other factors. The negative impact of legalized gambling has been found to be mainly socioeconomic in that people who become addicted gamblers often end up not only ruining their own lives financially and socially but also the lives of those around them. From a psychological perspective as well, gambling addiction must be treated similar to other addictions and therefore requires financial assistance to administer recovery programs. The positive impact of gambling is largely economic in nature by providing communities and state governments which much needed funding and employment opportunities in addition to the fact that many people enjoy gambling as a leisure activity. Despite the negative aspects related to gambling however, most researchers seem to conclude that banning gambling would not only be ineffective in stopping compulsive gamblers who may increase their risk by continuing to gamble but that banning gambling will take away some of the fundamental rights expected within the U.S.; freedom of decision-making and individual responsibility. Individuals currently have the freedom to decide whether or not to take part in the leisure activity of gambling or not; if this freedom were to be taken away it would negatively affect the nation’s moral health.

  • Use of Cocaine and Marijuana Among Adolescents

    An 8 page discussion of the problems of drug abuse among the world’s youth. Concentrating on the impacts of marijuana and cocaine, this paper illuminates the causes and potential solutions for one of the most concerning problems of our time. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Chicago Heat Wave in Heat Wave A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

    This 6 page paper discusses the notorious Chicago heat wave which lasted over a week and left many dead in its wake. This paper examines the social structure which allowed a vast number of elderly and other "unwanted" people in society to succumb to the tortures of this heatwave relatively unnoticed until it was too late. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Social Groups and Alcoholism Research

    A paper which looks at social research methodology with regard to a particular social group, and the way that assumptions might be tested through quantitative and qualitative research.

  • Oppenheim's Media Violence and Television

    A paper which looks critically at Oppenheim's study of media violence, and considers whether the hypothesis which he puts forward is valid in the light of other, more recent research into the impact of TV violence on the public in general, and young people in particular. Annotated bibliography with 5 sources.

  • Data Presentation and Methods of Statistical Evaluation

    The 7-page paper focuses on statistical evaluation methods, qualitative and quantitative techniques for collecting data and methods of how to present data once it is collected. Particular focus on is placed on the Kirkpatrick and Phillips models of data collection.

  • Bereavement, Death, and Senior Citizens

    15 pages in length. When one considers the impact that death and bereavement have upon the elderly within a community psychology framework, there are two primary elements that comprise both their individual and collective perspective: the physical and emotional implications of getting old. The extent to which these two aspects greatly influence quality of life at this delicate stage is both grand and far-reaching; that many elderly become beset with fear of and anticipation for their own demise, as well as mourning the passing of other friends and family, speaks volumes regarding the impact death and bereavement have upon the elderly. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Order, Law, and the Salem Witch Hunts

    This 12 page paper takes a thoughtful look at law and order, and whether or not society really metes out justice fairly. The Salem Witch hunts are looked at as an example of when society unfairly applied what it construed as justice. The unfairness of how women are treated in today's prisons is also another topic addressed in this paper that is chockfull of information and research. Sociological and philosophical perspectives are used to explore how society has tried to maintain order. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Research Proposal for Head Start Program

    A 63 page paper that presents a research proposal project. Includes abstract. Chapter 1 includes: introduction, background, problem statement, purpose, definitions, hypothesis, research questions. Chapter 2 is the literature review, which is subdivided into the historical and legal background of Head Start and Early Head Start, including the program's mission, goals and outcome exceptions, and a report of research conducted over the years. Research studies that support and do not support the program are reported. The writer also points to the contradictions not only between research studies but also in the interpretation of the same data by different "experts." The writer also points to the expectations in terms of the original purpose of the program and he disparity between these. Chapter 3 is the Methods section and begins with comments and recommendations from the Head Start Bureau regarding research projects. The population to be studied is identified, assessment process, demographics to be considered. The results section comments on what the researcher might want to do. The Discussion section provides a hypothetical discussion of the study's results. Data are included. Bibliography lists 29 sources.

  • The Politics of Recognition by Charles Taylor

    A 5 page paper which analyzes and summarizes Charles Taylor’s essay “The Politics of Recognition.” No additional sources cited.

  • Homosexuality and Latin American Gender Roles

    This 8 page paper discusses the societal views toward gender roles and homosexuality in the history of Latin America. Specific examples given. Quotes cited from texts. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Article Analysis of Sherry Turkle's Article 'Cyberspace and Identity'

    A 3 page article analysis. The writer examines an article by Sherry Turkle entitled "Cyberspace and Identity," which was originally published in Contemporary Sociology (November, 1999). The writer summarizes the author's main points and then offers personal observation as to the author's effectiveness and thesis. No bibliography offered.

  • Acquired Brain Injury and Employment

    A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review that examines various articles for information useful towards helping ABI survivors find gainful employment and evaluates how the literature on this topic addresses the topic of employability for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Drug Problems as a Social Construct

    This 4 page paper pays attention to the war on drugs and the way in which media portrays drug use and abuse. The idea that the phenomenon is a social construction is supported. Drug testing is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Promiscuity and Sex Education Proposal

    An 11 page paper. A scenario is presented wherein parents of middle school students believe the sex education program promotes and encourages promiscuity. The writer is designing a study to determine the effects of the program. Sections include: the hypothesis, dependent and independent variables, method description, internal validity, sample population, data collection, types of measurement validity, example of Likert and semantic differential questions, ethical considerations, external validity and how data is to be analysis. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Gun Ownership and the Rights of the People

    7 pages in length. The writer discusses how the Constitution sits on the side of gun control opponents, legally reminding everyone that people have a right to bear arms. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 'The End of History?' by Francis Fukuyama

    A 17 page paper that presents an outline and explanation of Fukuyama's thesis about the end of history and the last man. The essay "The End of History?" published in 1989 and the book, The End of History and the Last Man, published in 1992 are still being discussed and analyzed in today's literature. Fukuyama's works created a great deal of furor and criticism in some circles and were applauded in other circles. This paper reports the interpretations of these two works by numerous scholars and also presents the criticisms levied against the thesis by other scholars. The thesis is that liberal democracy has won as the preferred system; this was evidenced by the end of the Cold War and this constitutes the end of history. One question asked by a number of authors is whether Fukuyama means this is the end of history or the end of historical thinking? The thesis is much more complex than this statement would imply and the complexities are discussed and reflected upon. The writer includes their own reflections. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • 'The End of History?' by Francis Fukuyama

    A 17 page paper that presents an outline and explanation of Fukuyama's thesis about the end of history and the last man. The essay "The End of History?" published in 1989 and the book, The End of History and the Last Man, published in 1992 are still being discussed and analyzed in today's literature. Fukuyama's works created a great deal of furor and criticism in some circles and were applauded in other circles. This paper reports the interpretations of these two works by numerous scholars and also presents the criticisms levied against the thesis by other scholars. The thesis is that liberal democracy has won as the preferred system; this was evidenced by the end of the Cold War and this constitutes the end of history. One question asked by a number of authors is whether Fukuyama means this is the end of history or the end of historical thinking? The thesis is much more complex than this statement would imply and the complexities are discussed and reflected upon. The writer includes their own reflections. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • History and the Philosophy of Karl Marx

    This 5 page paper provides a discussion on historical materialism. Marx's theory is relayed and evaluated in the context of the real world. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparing Western Civilization's Marriages of Choice and India's Arranged Marriages

    An 11 page paper which discusses and analyzes arranged marriages in India with free choice marriages in Western civilization. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Learning How to Drive and the Lessons Learned Along the Way

    This 11 page paper considers the development personal practice and skills by looking at a learning experience; the way in which driving is learnt. The paper begins with a fictional account of the experience of learning to drive,. This is the examined with reference to learning theories, such as Lewin and Klob and motivation theory of Maslow. With this understanding the value of learning new skills can then be understood when it is a potential re-offender who is undertaking the learning. A lesson that has been enhanced by beginning the process from a personal rather than a theoretical perceptive. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • New Media Technologies and Their Cultural Implications

    A 10 page paper discussing producer control of individuals’ use of digital information; the “digital divide” in Internet access; and cultural implications of Internet content. There are cultural implications of access, of course, but there are additional considerations of the cultural differences in which content can be perceived. The bottom line is that the developer needs to be aware of these disparities in perceptions, and speak to all possible – or profitable – aspects. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Baseball 'Business' from a Sociological Perspective

    This 6 page paper looks at the economics of baseball and how high salaries play into the overall concept of capitalism. Theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber are used in the analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Creativity and its Demise

    This 3 page paper argues that creativity, particularly in art, has been truncated by society. In part, this is attributable to psychology and its attempt to make everyone the same. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Deafness and Differing Perceptions

    This 3 page report discusses three different views of deafness: 1) a medical view which sees deafness as a medical problem to be cured; 2) a communicative view, which takes deafness to be an impediment to effective communication with others, and; 3) the cultural view, which focuses on the distinctive cultural heritage and patterns of the signing deaf community. Positive and negative aspects of each view are discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Law and the Views of Karl Marx

    This 8 page paper examines the way in which Marx views law and whether or not it is applicable in today's society. Contemporary American society is evaluated in light of Marxism. It is suggested that while Marx was correct analytically, his view of the law is not practical. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • America from a Multicultural Perspective

    A 14 page contention that contemporary America has set the stage in terms of providing an example to the world of a multicultural country. The author of this paper provides observations on how the various fractions that compose our country interrelate. These observations are provided first from an academic approach, relying on the sociological and anthropological literature, then from a humanistic perspective relying on the popular literature. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Conceptual View of Poverty and its Impacts

    This 4 page paper looks at the history of poverty in the United States and how its definition has changed over time. A historical perspective is taken. Changes in the welfare program are duly noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Columbus B. Hopper and Johnny Moore's Women in Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    This 10 page paper reviews the 1990 article “Women in Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs” by Columbus B. Hopper and Johnny Moore. Whilst describing the research the paper looks at the problems of this 17 year research project and how it was different from other social research undertakings. The paper also summarises the findings. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Health, Environment, and Law

    This 3-page paper answers the following questions: the social psychological role of prevention in the Canadian health care system; how social psychology is used to solve social dilemmas and problems associated with eyewitness testimony and how they can be addressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Research Proposal for US Acculturation

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of a research study on acculturation in the United States. This paper is a research proposal, which includes a review of literature and methodology. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Adolescence, Quality of Life, and Suicide

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the issue of quality of life and the choice of suicide. The conflict between religious ideologies, moral perspectives, and questions of humanity and human rights have all come into play to support and negate claims of the right of the individual to chose euthanasia or suicide, especially when relating issues of the quality of life to certain populations, including adolescents at-risk. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Bar Setting and Sexual Interaction Construction The Sexual Construction of Gender, Class, Sexual Orientation and Race in the Bar Setting

    This 5 page paper relates the fact that there are distinct interactions that occur in a bar setting. This paper outlines the sexual construction of gender, class, sexual orientation and race in a bar setting, and incorporates an interview with one participant. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Qualitative Research and Ethnography

    A paper which considers the relevance of ethnography and qualitative research to the analysis of wider social issues as well as to the observation of cultural lifestyles. Bibliography lists 6 sources

  • Establishing a Social Counseling Group

    This 12 page paper evaluates the remedial model in respect to group counseling. How social workers can set up groups effectively is addressed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Methodologies in Elijah Anderson's Code of the Streets and Margerie DeVault's Feeding the Family

    This 4-page paper focuses on the two research methodologies used by authors Elijah Anderson and Margerie DeVault in their respective books, Code of the Streets and Feeding the Family

  • Plato's Works on Socrates' Death and How We Die by Sherwin Nuland

    An 8 page paper which examines conditions of a life well lived and death as seen by Sherwin Nuland in “How We Die” and the works of Plato relating to Socrates’ death (Euthyphro, Crito, and Apology). Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Review on the Value of Mentoring

    This 40 page literature review is divided into four relatively equal sections as follows: I. Does Mentoring Decrease Criminal Involvement for African American Girls? II. What needs does mentoring address in African American girls? III. Is one on one mentoring more effective than group mentoring? IV. What are the long term results of mentoring for African American girls ages 12-18? Many studies are cited throughout the course of the paper and sources include journals, books, newspaper articles, magazine articles and web sites. Bibliography lists 75 sources.

  • Media Role, Urbanization, and Community

    A paper which looks at the concept of community in view of the changing perceptions of the city, the impact of urbanisation and the growth of the suburbs, and the role which the media might play in re-establishing the traditional idea of the community. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Ethics and Choice of Therapy

    A 15 page research paper that discusses the advantages and drawbacks of group versus individual therapy. The paper includes a overview of the ethical issues that affect both modalities of counseling practice. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • School Bullying/The Effect on Bullies and Victims

    This 20 page research paper consists of a 15 page report and a 5 page annotated bibliography. The paper offers an examination of literature that explores what is known about the effects and repercussions of bullying, both in regards to victims, but also in regard to what the bully experiences in terms of mental health outcomes. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Divorce Rates

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of a research proposal on divorce rates. A problem statement and review of literature is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Divorce Rates

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of a research proposal on divorce rates. A problem statement and review of literature is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research Proposal: Holocaust Survivors and Forgiveness

    This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of Holocaust survivors. Factors associated with the propensity for forgiveness will be identified and measured. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Research Proposal: Holocaust Survivors and Forgiveness

    This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of Holocaust survivors. Factors associated with the propensity for forgiveness will be identified and measured. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Sociological Importance of Timba

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of timba. The role of timba music in Cuban society during the Special Period is explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Twenty First Century Cultural Artifacts and Ideologies

    This 4 page paper justifies the author’s choices for literature, film, art, music, and toys to include in a time capsule. The author argues that our culture has morally disintegrated and chooses objects that illustrate that disintegration. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Sexuality/Cultural Differences

    A 7 page research paper that summarizes and discusses recent research on human sexuality, with a particular focus on cultural differences. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • System Dynamics in Gilbert Grape

    A 4 page essay that analyzes the family of Gilbert Grape, as portrayed in the novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges, from a Living System Theory perspective. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Waters (2007), Summary and Outline

    A 3 page research paper that presents a 1 page summary of "Immigration, intermarriage and the challenges of measuring racial/ethnic identities" by M.C. Waters (2007). This is followed by a 1 page outline and the paper concludes by discussing this article in relation to 3 additional sources that support the information offered. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Cultural Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Troubles

    This 12 page paper looks at the conflict in Nirthern Ireland from a cultural perspective, looking at the way in which the religious divide was an essential cultural divide. The way religion was used, how it influenced the communities and the cultural differences between the Catholic and Protestant communities is examined. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Iceland/Overview of Chapter 4

    A 5 page summation of the main points presented by John Iceland in chapter 4 of his text Poverty in America. No additional sources cited.

  • Italian Cuisine in the 1400s - Social Divisions and Food

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of food in 1400s Italy. The link between food choices and social divisions and issues is explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Overview of Social Stratification

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of social stratification. It takes the form of an outline for a Power Point presentation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Unauthorized Migration to America

    A 10 page paper that discusses the causes and consequences of illegal immigration in the United States. Causes or reasons are supported by theory and statistical data regarding the billions of dollars illegal aliens cost this country are reported. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Social Work and Attachment Theory

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of attachment theory in social work. A hypothetical case study is used to propose an evidence-based intervention strategy. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Elderly and Substance Abuse

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of substance abuse among the elderly. A quantitative survey instrument is developed for assessing risk factors. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Cohabitatiin Divorce First Marriage Age

    A 3 page paper that to three topics. How changes in the economy affect: cohabitation, rising age for first marriage, divorce rates. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Comparing and Contrasting Forms of Dating: Online and Traditional

    In three pages this paper compares and contrasts the traditional forms of dating with its online counterpart. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Destruction of Native Culture in Australia

    This 8 page paper discusses the way in which the native people of Australia has been treated and the policy of assimilation and the way in which the official policies may be seen as leading to a form of cultural genocide. The paper looks at the way aboriginal and Tories Strait Islanders have been treated, before and during the official policy of assimilation assessing the overall impact. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Middle Class and Homelessness

    A 4 page research paper that discusses the emerging problem of employed, formerly middle class families that fall into homelessness due to their inability to weather a financial crisis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • New Zealand Immigrants and a View of the Muslim Community

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the Muslim population in New Zealand. An increasing immigrant population and a rise in the number of refugees settling in New Zealand have led to a growing population of Muslim New Zealanders. This paper reflects the challenges for police resulting from changing populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Rhetorical Devices of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of rhetorical devices in the works of Martin Luther King Jr. An analysis of his letter from a Birmingham jail is carried out. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Cultural Factors Affecting Drug Counseling

    This 3 page paper explores factors such as race, ethnicity, and sexual preference that can affect counseling. Bibliography includes 3 sources.

  • Literature Review of Counseling and Confidentiality

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of counseling and confidentiality. A literature review reveals common thinking on the subject. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Literature Review of Counseling and Confidentiality

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of counseling and confidentiality. A literature review reveals common thinking on the subject. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Super Bowl and Consumerism

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of consumerism. Consumerism surrounding the Super Bowl is analyzed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Media and Bullying

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of bullying in the media. It takes the form of detailed Power Point presentation notes. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Suicide Assessment

    A 3 page research paper that provides an overview of the factors affecting suicide assessment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Validity or Bigotry in Rap Music Criticisms

    In this well-prepared 5 page essay, the writer argues that there exists a great societal irony in the fact that lyrically-violent rap music is critiqued as destructive to a specific culture and at the same time praised by ‘hip-hop advocates' for its realistic contributions to the social advancement of today's inner city Black youths. It is asserted that critics of rap music fail to recognize it for its redeeming social value. And more importantly, we should be struggling to correct the very real problems that rap describes in its lyrics and not trying to hide or bury them even deeper by attacking the music itself. No Bibliography.

  • Health Insurance Coverage and Middle Class Americans

    A 15 page paper discussing the social and economic factors contributing to the increasing number of middle-class Americans who have no health-insurance coverage. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Social Welfare Program Process

    Social problems and solutions are discussed in this 10 page paper. Problems such as crime, teen pregnancy and Aids are noted. The ongoing controversy surrounding implementation of social welfare programs is also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Federal Supplemental Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program

    This 10 page research paper examines the federally-established program known as WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Specifically discussed is the agency's history, current available information on program eligibility and benefits, its goal and program objectives, standards and criteria, services, and some suggestions on how the WIC program could be more effective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 1990s and the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program

    A 6 page paper discussing the Women's, Infants, and Children's supplemental food program. Beginning with its history, it describes how the program works, who is eligible, and discusses the various problems the government has had paying for it. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Changing Perspectives on Welfare and the US Federal Government

    3 pages in length. A brief look at how views on welfare have changed during the late twentieth century. The writer focuses on recent Presidential administrations and is particularly concerned with the revolutionary value of Bill Clinton's views on welfare. Important legislation such as the Family Support Act of 1988 and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1994 is included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • US Society and the Welfare System

    This 7 page paper discusses the significance & purpose of welfare in society. Specific issues concerning such relevant items as The Family Support Act are brought up to illustrate points argued about the possible costs of welfare reform. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Mothers on Welfare and Economic Issues

    Economic issues involving welfare mothers are discussed in this 9 page paper. Myths of welfare mothers are exposed but arguments on both sides of this controversial issue are explored. Conclusions show that allowing parents to raise their own children is most practical; this view is supported by Economist John Galbraith as well as the author of The Decent Society, Avishai Margalit. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Single Mothers and the Benefits of Welfare

    5 pages in length. A thorough analysis of benefits provided to single mothers on welfare and the controversy surrounding relevant issues. The writer is particularly concerned with whether or not research suggests that welfare mothers are "lazy" and do not try hard enough to find work. It is argued that welfare is indeed a necessary economic evil for this class of citizen and specific theories and presented to support this point. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Poverty, Work, and Single Mothers

    5 page review of an article from the American Journal of Sociology examining the relationship between work and welfare in poor, female-headed families, tracing the process single mothers follow to get off of welfare. Various social and economic issues are explored and it is ultimately concluded that background characteristics actually have very little direct influence in determining the route of exit from welfare. Full citation for the article is provided.

  • Social Workers, Single Mothers, and Welfare

    In this 14 page research paper, the writer addresses the failure of social workers to resolve the problem of single mothers on welfare. The paper defines exactly who the individual so-called welfare mother is, what are her singular and particularly unique issues, and how the welfare mother attitudinally perceives `work' and what kinds of skills, background, education and other familial concerns the mother has that can either preclude going into mainstream society as a `worker' of not. Report contains an extensive review of the literature, original methodology, study, tables, charts, etc. Bibliography lists 10+ sources

  • Linda Gordon's Single Mothers and the History of Welfare - Pitied But Not Entitled

    A 15 page review of Linda Gordon's book in which the writer analyzes how reformers view poor single mothers and welfare. Three of its chapters are about the views of the white women's social welfare network, the black women's social welfare network (excluded from the white women's groups mostly by raw segregation), and the white male social insurance reformer network. Gordon argues that contemporary welfare programs for single mothers were shaped by the ideas and the decisions that went into state aid programs created between 1910 and 1920, programs that were variously called mothers' pensions, widows' pensions and mothers' aid. Various sociopolitical points and arguments presented by Gordon are analytically presented. No other sources cited.

  • Linda Gordon's Single Mothers and the History of Welfare - Pitied But Not Entitled

    A 15 page review of Linda Gordon's book in which the writer analyzes how reformers view poor single mothers and welfare. Three of its chapters are about the views of the white women's social welfare network, the black women's social welfare network (excluded from the white women's groups mostly by raw segregation), and the white male social insurance reformer network. Gordon argues that contemporary welfare programs for single mothers were shaped by the ideas and the decisions that went into state aid programs created between 1910 and 1920, programs that were variously called mothers' pensions, widows' pensions and mothers' aid. Various sociopolitical points and arguments presented by Gordon are analytically presented. No other sources cited.

  • Making Ends Meet How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work by Edin and Lein

    An 8 page paper based on Edin and Lein's Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work, discussing some of the survival strategies of single mothers unable to support themselves and their children fully through either welfare programs or low-wage work. Full time low-wage employment appears to yield higher income than full dependence on welfare, but the net result of employment for single mothers is that after daycare expenses and the added expenses of working, the family's net income often is less than if the mother relied only on welfare to support herself and her children. Welfare recipients themselves often are forced to seek other, unreported, income in order to support their families. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Culture of Complaint by Robert Hughes

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major points in Hughes' book Culture Of Complaint and considers their implications. Hughes argues that we have developed into a culture of individuals arguing for their victim status, and that as the growing groups of victims and the consistency of the search for resolution takes shape within our national identity, the very core of all that is valued and strong falls to the wayside. No additional sources cited.

  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements of Berger's book Ways of Seeing. No additional sources cited.

  • Smoking Level Increases and Increased Stress on the Job

    A 70 page expanded version of a much smaller paper researching the hypothesis that smokers in high-stress jobs tend to smoke more in response to stress than do smokers in jobs with lower stress levels. Though there was no existing research with which to guide the study, it still obtains solid and statistically valid results that unquestioningly prove that a smoker's response to a high-stress job is that of smoking more than usual. Existing literature emphasizes the relationship between stress and depression, and also that between smoking and depression. Biochemical and psychological research has concluded that there is a strong relationship between smoking and clinical depression, though it is unclear which contributes to the other. This survey does not specifically address depression, but it does give valuable insight to the relationship of stress-related smoking and workplace stress. Includes 4 charts and 4 tables. Bibliography lists 72 sources.

  • Children and the Effects of Domestic Violence

    This 8 page research paper examines the long-term effects of domestic violence on children. Specifically discussed include signs and symptoms of behavior exhibited by children who have witnessed acts of domestic violence and what can be done to help them. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Working Parents and the Impact on Children

    This 5 page research paper discuses the controversy regarding the effects of having children in day care as opposed to having the child being cared for by a parent. Some researchers believe there is a negative effect, some do not think there is a negative effect. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Special Needs Child Rearing

    A 6 page research paper investigating the stress parents experience raising a child who has exceptional needs. Topics include types of stress, family functioning, social support, implications for parents and counselors. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Relationship Between Mother and Child and Mothers Who Work

    A 7 page research paper describing how the modern family has changed now that so many women are working full-time and not spending entire days with their children. The writer analyzes the effect that this social phenomenon has had on relationships between mothers and children-- arguing that mothers who work all day are not as apt to understand all needs communicated by their children and are consequently, unavoidably neglectful in some areas. Children do, however, often regard their maternal working parent much in the same light that they once did their father -- as a strict disciplinarian. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Adolescent Homosexuality and Counseling Perspectives

    A 5 page paper that deals with the issues facing counseling psychologists who counsel adolescent homosexuals. The paper discusses the issues facing the adolescents and gives the psychologist background research on a few of these issues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Divorce and its Effects on Children

    A 5 page research report examining the detrimental effects that divorce often has on children and adolescents. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Codependency, Obsessive Love, and Aggression

    A 12 page research paper on obsessive love and codependency. Obsessive love is defined as a social psychology issue and the role of aggression is explored in great detail. The "Fatal Attraction Syndrome" is essentially what this paper attempts to clarify for the reader. The importance of frustration and its relationship to rejection is of importance as well -- The writer concludes that it is only when we begin to realize that we are creating the very problems we hope to be preventing will the whole problem of codependency, and obsessive love disappear. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Codependency, Obsessive Love, and Aggression

    A 12 page research paper on obsessive love and codependency. Obsessive love is defined as a social psychology issue and the role of aggression is explored in great detail. The "Fatal Attraction Syndrome" is essentially what this paper attempts to clarify for the reader. The importance of frustration and its relationship to rejection is of importance as well -- The writer concludes that it is only when we begin to realize that we are creating the very problems we hope to be preventing will the whole problem of codependency, and obsessive love disappear. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Phenomenon of Road Rage

    A 9 page research paper which examines the increasing phenomenon of drivers becoming so enraged at often minor traffic incidents that it results in violence and even death. While discussing specific incidents, the writer gives an overview of what the experts think, the scope of the problem, and solutions which have been proposed thus far. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Problems of Cohabitation

    A 5 page paper discussing the problems that can arise from living together without marriage. Living together has caused far more controversy than just the value of maintaining laws that are no longer enforced. The focus here is its effects on traditional marriage and social issues. Though the most common opinion is that there is nothing 'wrong' with living together either instead of, or before marriage, there is increasing evidence that there is indeed something 'wrong' with it, to the extent that it is listed as a risk factor against the success of subsequent marriage between the same partners. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marriage and Cohabitation

    The effects of cohabitation on an impending marriage are discussed in this 5 page paper. Also examined, more briefly, is the current trend for couples to marry but live apart. The paper concludes that it is more beneficial for relationships if the couple lives together than if they live apart, whether or not they are married. Religious aspects are explored as well but the paper takes a sociological point of view. The effects of cohabitation on children are also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Racism and WASPs

    A 3 page paper analyzing racism in relation to WASPs. The writer examines the issues of reverse discrimination, what can be done to change prejudice, and what WASPs can do to bring about this change in how they are perceived. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Albert Bandura's Theories and Nursing

    Bandura's concepts are compared with other theorists' such as Lawler and Piaget in this 11 page analysis. Bandura's premise that self-efficacy expectations are the most important influences on motivation is highlighted. All theories are discussed as related to the nursing profession and the key elements of individualism, environment, society and health are discussed in relationship to nursing and Bandura's theories. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Rent Seeking Issues

    This 3 page essay discusses issues inherent to rent-seeking, its desired results, and quasi-rent seeking behaviors. Rent seeking behavior can best be described as 'the expenditure of resources in order to bring about an uncompensated transfer of goods or services from another person or persons to one's self as the result of a "favorable" decision on some public policy. ' Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bureaucracy Theories of Max Weber

    This 6 page paper looks at German social scientist Max Weber's definitions, characteristics, and value of bureaucracy. It also reviews his opinion that bureaucracies serve a social good and have a significant role in human development. Bibliography lists five sources.

  • Individual and Family Program Organization and Administration

    A 10 page paper that deals with the technicalities in starting a nonprofit organization emphasizing the need for an overall strategic plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Biology, Society, and Race

    A 6 page paper examining the biological basis of racial categorization. There is little evidence of race as a physical and biological fact, but much evidence indeed for race as a purely social concept. One very biological fact is that we humans need to finds points of reference in everything in order to process information most efficiently. Our very mechanism of thinking and learning categorizes information, and there is no shame in categorizing people according to color—it is a physical characteristic readily discernible and requires no value judgment, though such is often superfluously attached. The shame is in elevating that need to categorize items to condone one group claiming superiority over another based on physical characteristics alone. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Moral Responsibility to Feed Those Who Are Hungry

    A 4 page paper which analyzes an article written by Peter Singer titled 'Famine, Affluence, and Morality.' Singer feels that it is the moral obligation of all peoples to assist others all around the world when they are experiencing times of famine and hunger. This paper discusses many of the aspects of Singer's article and also includes an analyzation involving an article by Jan Naverson titled 'Feeding the Hungry.' The analyzation illustrates how Naverson's philosophical arguments would address the arguments of Singer. Naverson argues that aiding those in famine situations, though charitable and admirable, is not necessary and involves much more chance for error, in relationship to the abusive potential it offers to the government, as well as other areas of concern such as altering a culture's structure. No additional sources cited.

  • Changing U.S. Society

    This 9 page paper presents the ideation that American society is flawed, loosely based on Marxist notions.The lives of infamous figures including Princess Diana and Frederick Douglass are examined. The paper supports the notion that the examples of great leaders can change America. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Have Public Perceptions Shifted on Major Issues?

    A 14 page paper evaluating the mechanisms underlying shifting public attitudes toward sexuality, globalization, drug and alcohol use, and marriage. Too often, we allow our attitudes to be shaped by movies, news items and bored celebrities who have too little of consequence to do with their time and are too shallow to seek out worthy pursuits from which we could all benefit. Hollywood and journalists often exploit marginal aspects of society, making aberrations appear more common than they truly are. The visibility, however, works to diminish the shock value of the real-life occurrences and contributes to their becoming more common. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.

  • Methods in Group Counseling

    A 4 page research paper that offers a brief overall discussion of group counseling. The advantages of group counseling over individual therapy are discussed, as well as delineating various types and approaches to group counseling. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Capitalist Model and Union Prosperity

    This 8 page paper explores various theories as they respect unions. Capitalism and communism are discussed. The paper supports both unionism and capitalism and makes recommendations as to how unions can flourish under the capitalist paradigm. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Case of Rap Music and Adorno's Mass Culture Theories

    This 5 page paper examines Adorno's theory of mass culture, with concepts such as the culture industry, standardization, pseudo individualization and the pacification of the masses with the creation of false needs leading to political apathy. This concept is applied to the development and presence of Rap music in modern society and argues that the theory is still valid, even where the music form is seen as differentiated. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Boston Massacre and the Massacre at Kent State University

    This 7 page paper evaluates an article that compares Kent State with the Boston Massacre. Most of the paper examines the relevance of Kent State and its legacy. The events of May 4, 1970 are included in detail. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Opposition to Illegal Immigration Arguments

    A 4 page paper opposing illegal immigration. Arguing against illegal immigration is difficult because the very stance raises the ire of well-meaning liberals and offends the sensibilities of many who are far more conservative. Further, those of us who are not of 100 percent Native American heritage are products of immigration ourselves. These difficulties do nothing to alter the facts of illegal immigration, however. Citizens and structures are not prepared for such high numbers of individuals, and the effect is that our judicial system, labor markets and social support systems are overwhelmed. The US needs to establish and enforce immigration control measures, welcoming most but maintaining control of when they arrive and how they survive once they are across the border. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Anti Defamation League and the American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee

    15 pages in length. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) stands up for myriad minority groups that find it difficult to defend their political existence amidst a wholly intolerant global society. From anti-Semitism to homophobia to Holocaust denial, the ADL's ongoing mission is to fortify the presence of these groups by infusing the younger, more impressionable members of society with a healthy dose of tolerance education. Similar to the ADL, the ADC's mission is to undo centuries' worth of bias toward people of all faiths, races and backgrounds; however, the grassroots civil rights organization's primary focus is upon Arab heritage in the United States. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Arlie Russell Hochschild's When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work

    A 3 page paper which examines the meaning of the title “The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work” by Arlie Russell Hochschild. No additional sources cited.

  • Causes and Effects of Violence in Schools

    A 4 page discussion of the increase in school violence. The author presents the case that an increased violent content in the media, in television in particular, can be held responsible. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Identity Construct, Gender, and Sexuality

    An analysis of the concept of sexual identity within the context of socio-cultural ideologies, and the construction of identity. The writer looks at Foucault's perspective on identity, and at theories of masculinity and femininity in relation to postcolonialism. Bibliography lists 12 sources

  • Substance Abuse, The Role of Outpatient Clinics

    This 3-page paper describes a student visit to an outpatient clinic that treats substance abusers. It describes the student's expectations as opposed to the realities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quantitative Survey 'Corporate support in the aftermath of a natural disaster: effects on employee strains' Review

    A 4 page paper reviewing the report of a quantitative survey of employees in South Florida affected by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The research tests hypotheses addressing the effect of employer assistance both immediately following the hurricane and three months later. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Quantitative Survey 'Corporate support in the aftermath of a natural disaster: effects on employee strains' Review

    A 4 page paper reviewing the report of a quantitative survey of employees in South Florida affected by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The research tests hypotheses addressing the effect of employer assistance both immediately following the hurricane and three months later. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychosocial Behavioral Theory of Erik Erikson Applied to Rosa Parks

    7 pages in length. Rosa Parks is both an ordinary and extraordinary individual whose seemingly insignificant decision to remain seated on a public bus December 1, 1955 set the stage for what many claim to be the beginning of the civil rights movement. Applying Erikson's theory of psychosocial development to her life's progress illustrates just how critical certain stages are to an individual's mental, emotional and social structure. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Methodology Proposal on Depression and Obesity

    This 4 page paper provides the methodology section of a study proposal. Included are: operational definitions of depression, overweight and obesity, a description of the sample population, data collection and a brief description of the research design. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Includes a 1 page outline.

  • Overview of Lies and Liars

    A 3 page paper which examines and classifies, without the use of source material, casual lies, careful lies, and compulsive liars. No sources cited.

  • Codes of Ethics Comparisons of the Amerian Association of Pastoral Counselors, Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Counseling Association

    A 6 page comparison of these ethical codes. The author points out the similarities and differences that exist between these major counseling organizations in regard to the codes of ethics they have put into place. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analyzing Bowling for Columbine from a Sociological Perspective

    An 8 page research paper/essay that analyzes Michael Moore's 2003 film Bowling for Columbine from the sociological perspective of Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. The writer briefly states the philosophy of each man and then applies this to analysis of the film. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Delinquency and Labeling Theory

    This 3 page paper begins by explaining labeling theory, including criticism of the theory. The essay provides examples of prevention programs that would support this perspective. The writer also comments on parenting styles found most effective for preventing delinquency. The essay concludes with comments related to treatment of status offenders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Karl Marx and the Criticism of Karl Popper

    This 4 page paper examines theorist Karl Popper and his criticism of Karl Marx's ideas. Popper and Marx's ideas are outlined. A bit about each of the theorist's backgrounds are relayed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Welfare Consumerism and Family Authority

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper considers how and why authority within the family has changed ion the UK since the 1950's, including reference to Foucault and sexual liberation. The second part of the paper considers why there has been an increase in welfare consumerism in the UK since the 1980's. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Masturbation

    A 6 page paper which examines various aspects of masturbation. The paper examines history, social, religious and other perspectives concerning masturbation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • College Fraternities and Hazing

    This 5 page paper the problem of hazing on college campuses and the role that college fraternities play. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Video Games and Violence

    This 5 page paper examines studies on youth violence as it respects video gaming. The paper takes the position that video game violence is unnecessary and should be stopped. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Class, Race, Sexuality, and Identity

    A 9 page paper which examines sexuality as an underlying facture of stereotypes and gender identity, and how race and class figure into identity models. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Class, Race, Sexuality, and Identity

    A 9 page paper which examines sexuality as an underlying facture of stereotypes and gender identity, and how race and class figure into identity models. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Stepparents and Child Sexual Abuse

    A 5 page (4.5 pp. + .5 pg. abstract) paper which examines the issue of stepparents who sexually abuse their stepchildren. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History and the Philosophies of Karl Marx

    Karl Marx's theories are discussed. Attention is paid to the labor theory of value and economic determinism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • People Between the Ages of Twenty Five and Thirty Five and Divorce

    An 11 page (10 pp. + 1 pg. outline) paper which examines why people of this age group divorce, with the emphasis primarily on the couples, not the children (although the effects on the children are discussed). Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • An Analysis of an Article About Mental Illness and Attitudes of Teens

    A 15 page article critique/analysis that answers specific questions that pertain to a research study conducted by Norman and Malla (1983). This critique also refers to the textbook Writing for Psychology by R.P. O'Shea (2002). Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Social Work, Sexuality, and Gender

    The concept of cultural diversity can be defined as the expansion of cultural perspectives based on the integration of more than one social, economic and physical culture. This 5 page paper provides an overview of this issue and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Abuse Reporting Barriers and Disabled Women Victimized by Abuse

    The research question addressed in this literature review is whether abused disabled women report their abuse, or whether there are specific reasons for their failure to report abuse. This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Culture and History According to Robert Darnton

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of Darnton's views on history and culture. Robert Darnton, in The Great Cat Massacre, applies Clifford Geertz assertion regarding culture to a study of the past. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Oral History of One Woman Presented as an Historical Interview

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the life of one woman. “Thelma” is an 86 year old woman who has experienced life through some of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Thelma’s husband, “Donald,” a corn farmer from Etlan, Missouri, died in 1982, after 50 years of marriage.

  • Homeless Adolescents and Resiliency Correlations Part Two

    This 7 page paper gives an example of how to write an review of literature, study design, sample, and variables, which are all important components of any quantitative research study on resilience in the homeless populations. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Homeless Adolescents Resiliency Correlation Part Three

    This 5 page paper gives an example of how to write a review of literature on the topic of correlates of resilience in homeless adolescents, including race, socioeconomic status and parental involvement. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Research

    This 18 page paper begins with a general introduction to qualitative and quantitative research designs, including a table that compares some of the major features of each. The writer then provides a comprehensive explanation of each approach. Different designs are also explained for each category of research, e.g., experimental, quasi-experimental, case study, phenomenographic research, exploratory method, historiographic research and grounded theory. Common terms in each approach are defined and the steps of each specific approach are reported. The writer comments on the strengths and weaknesses of both quantitative and qualitative research designs. The paper offers a comprehensive description and explanation of quantitative and qualitative research with examples in each category. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Social Theory and Suicide Bombers

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of social theory as it can be applied to an understanding of suicide bombers. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Gender Roles and the Effect of the Great Depression

    A 6 page paper that discusses the roles of men and women prior to the Great Depression and in the 1930s. The writer comments on the gender socializaion processes children experience from infancy beginning with their parents. During the Great Depression and the next decade, women were still able to find jobs because employers would not hire men and men would not accept jobs that were deemed to be female-type jobs Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Success

    A 5 page review of emotional intelligence, a critical component of personal and occupational success. This paper discusses the origin of the term emotional intelligence and outlines how it is perceived in various organizational environments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Article on Socialization and Clothing

    This 8 page paper discusses an article about the subject of socialization as revealed in clothing, and then goes on to do a brief literature review about clothing as a means of self-identity and socialization; it also discusses sociological theories of the mechanisms of socialization and how we, as members of society, can help in those cases where socialization via clothing is harmful. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Global Population Analysis

    A 6 page paper. This essay looks at five countries: Rwanda, Costa Rica, Iraq, the United Kingdom and Australia. The writer reports demographic data for each country, points out the significant differences between countries, such as life expectancy and mortality rate, and discusses specific issues, such as the impact of population growth. 2 Tables included. A great deal of statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Bibb Latane's Social Impact Theory

    A 5 page paper assessing Bibb Latane's 1981 social impact theory and what became of it. There are many theories from the past that resurface from time to time dressed in other terms and other names, and updated to meet current needs. This appears to be the case with social impact theory. Though it is not often discussed in current literature by the name that Latané gave it a quarter century ago, it nonetheless is still with us, particularly in business literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Favelas Housing and the Political, Social, and Economic Situation in Brazil

    Favelas may be perceived as shanty towns, but in Brazil they are attractive permanent structure built by community and perceived by some as a model for self help. This 3 page paper consider how the development of these favelas by squatters reflect the political, social and economic history and conditions in brazil. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Segregation's Return

    This 7 page paper examines the issue of segregation today, looks at liberal and conservative responses to the issues, and identifies logical fallacies in the reasoning of both side. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Society and Tattooing and Body Piercing

    This 5 page paper looks at the trends through several sociological perspectives including the functionalist school, the conflict perspective and the theory of symbolic interactionism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Foster Care Changes

    A 6 page paper on changes taking place in the foster care system, how it has failed kids in the past, how changes are concentrating on getting kids out of the system and either back home or up for adoption within 1 year. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse Countering

    A 7 page rhetorical essay. The writer discusses the prevalence of teen drug and alcohol abuse, its possible causes, and some solutions which would help parents become more involved in their teens' lives. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Child Adoption Benefit

    An 8 page research paper analytically detailing the importance of the child's benefit in adoption. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Space Between Us by Ruthellen Josselson

    This 5 page research paper provides a critical analysis to consider the importance of the sociology text, The Space Between Us, by Ruthellen Josselson. No additional sources cited.

  • 'Suicide' by Emile Durkheim

    This 5 page paper looks at the book by Emile Durkheim called ‘Suicide : A Study in Sociology’. In this Book Durkheim identifies society as an influencing factor on suicide rates, and goes on to describe four types of suicide; egoistic suicide, altruistic suicide, anomic suicide, and fatalistic suicide. This paper considers these definitions and their meaning. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Identity, Tragedy, and Youth in Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues of youth, identification, socialization, and tragedy in Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire -- an account of 1949's Mann Gulch fire. No additional sources cited.

  • Violence, Their Complexities, and Complex Solutions

    A 4.5 page paper examining the complexities in analyzing mass murders in the last 18 months. Solutions and programs concerning youth (18 and under) are emphasized. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Review of Max Weber's Construction of Social Theory

    Martin Albrow, in his book Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory, argues that Max Weber provides a long-neglected foundation for sociology, and that the arguments of Weber can be utilized in understanding the sociological premises of a number of other theorists, including Kant and Nietzche. Further, Albrow relates the arguments of Weber to the assertion of the value of sociology as a science, and also defines the link between the premises of social theory and the development of social philosophy, social psychology and the logical correlation between the two. This 4 page paper reflects the essential arguments in Albrow’s work and considers the implications for evaluating sociological, philosophical and psychological underpinnings. No additional sources cited.

  • A Review of Max Weber's Construction of Social Theory

    Martin Albrow, in his book Max Weber’s Construction of Social Theory, argues that Max Weber provides a long-neglected foundation for sociology, and that the arguments of Weber can be utilized in understanding the sociological premises of a number of other theorists, including Kant and Nietzche. Further, Albrow relates the arguments of Weber to the assertion of the value of sociology as a science, and also defines the link between the premises of social theory and the development of social philosophy, social psychology and the logical correlation between the two. This 4 page paper reflects the essential arguments in Albrow’s work and considers the implications for evaluating sociological, philosophical and psychological underpinnings. No additional sources cited.

  • Gender Relationships and Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now

    This 5 page report discusses Anthony Trollope’s book and examines the consequences of a laissez faire society, especially as it applies to the relationships between men and women. No additional sources cited.

  • 2 Theories on the Family

    This 8 page paper explores sociological concepts as it pertains to the family. Families of the nineties are compared to earlier family structures. Definitions are explored. All discussion involves both systems theory and the symbolic interactionist approach. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 1990s' Fatherhood

    An 8 page research paper that examines the sociological debate that current surrounds the topic of fatherhood. The writer first examines the writing of David Popenoe who maintains that fathers have suffered a severe loss of status in modern society and advocates a renewed emphasis on traditional family structure and values. Popenoe's views are then contrasted and compared to others who have a different perspective on this topic. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Principles of McGregor's Theory X And Theory Y

    A 5 page paper that discusses McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y. Principles of each theory are discussed as well as extensions by other theorists. The relationship between McGregor's theories and Maslow's theory of needs pertaining to motivation are explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Illuminating Social Life Edited by Peter Kivisto

    A 15 page analysis of the book Illuminating Social Life edited by Peter Kivisto. In assembling this brilliant collection of essays, the intent of Peter Kivisto is to demonstrate the practical application of social theories to understanding societal structures and situations. Ten chapters highlight ten sociological theories and are briefly discussed. No additional sources cited.

  • Researching Culture by Pertti Alasuutari

    An 8 page analysis of Pertti Alasuutari's Researching Culture: Qualitative Method and Cultural Studies. This Finnish sociologist, with extensive experience in qualitative research, draws primarily on his own work to illustrate the concepts that he considers important for researchers to consider when embarking on a qualitative research study. This volume is basically designed to be an introduction to the field of qualitative research methodology from the a cultural studies perspective. No additional sources cited.

  • Constructing Knowledge and Feminist Theory

    8 pages in length. Lorraine Code's 'What Can She Know?' is a celebration of gender, with particular emphasis upon issues of feminism and patriarchal control. Indeed, Code portrays the perpetuation of feminism; not only are her writings a solid reflection of her sentiments of a lacking Anglo-American epistemology but so is the manner in which she reflects the female reawakening. Code displays her craft well and does not hesitate to apply her talent as more of a social statement than one of mere entertainment. Thus is the case with her ongoing assertion that there was truly no separation of the sexes in reality, short of the obvious physical differences; rather, her perpetual argument clearly makes the point that the female gender -- no matter how seemingly fragile and delicate -- is indeed just as much an emotionally strong and self-reliant individual as her socially-accepted male counterpart. The writer discusses Code's book as it relates to feminism and patriarchy. No additional sources cited.

  • Relationships and the Impact of Infidelity

    This 12 page paper defines infidelity and looks at its effects on committed relationships. Several aspects are considered including the societal influence on the perception of adultery. Whether or not relationships can survive affairs is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Increase or Decrease in Racial Discrimination Over the Last 25 Years?

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses whether or not racial discrimination has decreased or increased over the past twenty-five years, addressing the particular influence of media. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Impact of Divorce Upon Families

    5 pages in length. Divorce shatters individuals as well as entire families. From children to adults to grandparents, there is no one left unscathed by the devastating influence of divorce. The writer discusses that with all the subtle yet apparent components that ultimately lead up to the final split, it is relatively easy to understand how the act of divorce, in and of itself, serves as the last tick of a family time bomb. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Literature Review on Custodial Grandparenting

    This 9 page paper evaluates six articles regarding the phenomenon. The trend where grandparents raise their grandchildren is discussed sociologically. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Literature Review on Custodial Grandparenting

    This 9 page paper evaluates six articles regarding the phenomenon. The trend where grandparents raise their grandchildren is discussed sociologically. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Salvador Minuchin's 'Dance' Structural Family Therapy Model

    A 10 page paper that examines the techniques used in the structural family therapy model developed by Salvador Minuchin and explores how these techniques are being applied in the field of psychology. Included are the successes these techniques have achieved as well as a look at the therapy's weaknesses and limitations. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Salvador Minuchin's 'Dance' Structural Family Therapy Model

    A 10 page paper that examines the techniques used in the structural family therapy model developed by Salvador Minuchin and explores how these techniques are being applied in the field of psychology. Included are the successes these techniques have achieved as well as a look at the therapy's weaknesses and limitations. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Theories of Talcott Parsons

    This 5 page paper focuses on the theories of this famous sociologist. Systems theory is fully examined and the subsystems of adaption, goal attainment, integration and pattern maintenance are each detailed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Are Victims Still Being Blamed for Social Inequality?

    A 5 page research paper that first of all examines the principal points of William Ryan's Blaming the Victim (1971), which accuses American society of perpetuating social rhetoric that places the blame for social inequalities on the victims. The writer then examines some recent articles on health care and the poor to assess how they either substantiate or contradict Ryan's accusation for the present day. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Volunteerism in the Community

    5 pages in length. When considering the monumental task of keeping a thriving community a friendly, safe and educational place in which to raise a family, one might wonder how it can possibly all get done. This paper takes a look at the important role of the volunteer and how communities benefit from volunteerism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Parental Accountability for Children's Crimes

    A 5 page paper that argues that parents should be held accountable for the crimes that their children commit if society ever hopes to put an end to these tragedies. Discussed are the circumstances that surrounded the Columbine shooting in 1999 and the Flint, Michigan shooting in 2000 and how both cases reflect parental negligence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Legal and Racial Perspectives Pertaining to the KKK

    10 pages in length. To understand the Klan's motivation is to first comprehend their beginning. Having existed for several decades with beliefs of racial superiority, the Klan has come to represent everything wrong with society. It can be argued that all the ill will, strife and discord that occurs even in today's world can be attributed somewhat to the origins of racism. Without such intolerance, there would be no war; there would be no need to fight people for their land, their people or their existence. The writer discusses the origins and legal concerns in relation to the KKK. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Law and Race Perspectives as They Relate to American Skinheads

    10 pages in length. The closely shaved scalp and spouting white-supremacist beliefs are difficult to miss. Indeed, American skinheads have carved out a niche for their radical and very violent approach to what they deem as social and racial injustice, much the same way the Ku Klux Klan has achieved for its members throughout the twentieth century. As the world continues to spiral toward complete and utter eradication, there exists a select sector of the population that refuses to allow this to happen without at least a good fight. The writer discusses how American skinheads have long been at the forefront of controversy in their indignation toward racial intolerance. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Presocial Behavior and Deindividuation

    5 pages in length. The article in question addresses a very fundamental instinct of every human being: individualism. That this quest for uniqueness asserts itself in every aspect of one's existence is paramount to the extent of prosocial behavior an individual might demonstrate. The author acknowledges the fact that altruistic tendencies are, in and of themselves, accomplished with the expectation – whether conscious or not – of receiving some level of recognition for the act. It is important for the student to realize that this concept is pertinent to the author's examination of children and their donation of candy on Halloween, inasmuch as it relates directly to the child's sense of deindividuation as to the amount he or she ultimately dispensed. No bibliography.

  • Modernity's Curse of Consumerism

    8 pages in length. Humanity's constant quest for change is indicative of consumerism representing the curse of modernity. The vicious cycle that exists within the framework of consumerism -- the perpetual wanting of more and more materialistic tangibles until there is nothing left to appreciate -- resides within each and every person; it is a social ill that grows worse with each passing generation. The writer discusses how consumerism's negative influence upon modernity exemplifies the ongoing quest for betterment through change that often does not occur. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Charitable Donations and Honesty Research

    A 5 page paper that presents a research proposal designed to determine the degree of ethical responsibility and honesty of charitable donations displayed by different socioeconomic groups in an unobserved environment. Included are detailed instructions in the construction of the hidden camera methodology proposed by this research, reviews of previous research findings, and projected outcome of the study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • U.S. Immigrants and Employment

    This 8 page paper looks at the great divide in terms of employment for immigrants. While some immigrants, such as those from India and Pakistan are given preference, those from many other countries are treated poorly. The problem is evaluated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Problem of Pornography

    This 15 page paper presents both sides of the pornography issue. It argues that pornography may be a social problem, but also addresses questions that come up such as where to draw the line. Issues concerning sexual addiction, child pornography, the reality or mythology of snuff films and whether or not pornography degrades women, is included. Class factors are also discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Social Problem of Pornography

    This 15 page paper presents both sides of the pornography issue. It argues that pornography may be a social problem, but also addresses questions that come up such as where to draw the line. Issues concerning sexual addiction, child pornography, the reality or mythology of snuff films and whether or not pornography degrades women, is included. Class factors are also discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Social Work and the Impact of School Violence

    7 pages in length. The writer discusses several research components in relation to school violence. These include stating a practice problem, reference information, hypothesis, variables, method, instrumentation, design and statistical analysis, results and conclusion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Religion and World Construction by Peter L. Berger

    A 5 page analysis of the first chapter of Peter L. Berger's book, 'Sacred Canopy: Elements of a sociological theory of religion.' The first chapter of this work, 'Religion and World Construction,' demonstrates for the sociology student where religion fits into an overall model of how human society originated. No additional sources cited.

  • Rape in the United States Explained

    This 8 page paper asks what causes rape in the most developed nation in the world, and answers that question with several suggestions from the sociological camp. The preppie murder case is used as an example. Date rape is discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 3 Human Services Providers Websites Assessed

    A 4 page paper presenting the speaker notes for a PowerPoint® presentation with the same name. There is a wide variety of human services providers that can be found on the Internet. Three types are examined here and in the presentation: addiction treatment, job training and counseling services. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marital Emptiness and 'The Empty Nest Syndrome'

    This 9 page paper examines the rationale for having children earlier or later in life. Marital happiness as well as feeling empty are examined after the children leave home. Two women are interviewed and literature is evaluated and used in the analysis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • UK, Work, and Disabilities

    This 21 page paper gives a good and comprehensive overview of employment and the disabled person in the UK, paying special attention to the males. The paper starts by looking at the statistics that show the differences in employment and unemployment rate between disabled and able bodied workers, then looks the way disability is viewed in the work context and how this has changed over time before looking at the current legal situation with reference to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Defining Prostitution

    An 16 page review of the many faces of prostitution. This article defines the phenomena and frames it in a sociological context. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Dignity as a Universal Sociocultural Theme

    A 5 page affirmation that although we typically view our modern world from the perspective of our own sociocultural background we can experience the universality of human dignity first person simply by turning to the literature. This paper examines dignity as it is illustrated by Ernest J. Gains' book "A Lesson Before Dying", Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", and several other noteworthy writings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Work and Nursing Similarities

    A 4 page contention that there are many similarities between these two disciplines. Borrowing from the social work theory that life plays out as though on a stage, the author concludes that all that has to be changed to allow nursing to fit into this theory is to costume the actors in nursing uniforms, disguise them as doctors, and put a few in bed gowns. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Examining the Truth of a Proverb - Children Learn Prejudice, It Is Not Inborn

    A 6 page paper which examines the truthfulness of the saying that children are not born with prejudices, but that they learn them. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • English Hooliganism and its History

    A 10 page paper which examines why hooliganism is regarded as distinctly English, considers the social landscape that produces and perpetuates it, and explores the role of the media in the development of its perception. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Their Organizational Structures

    A 3 page paper listing contents of a 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation available separately. Slides address organizational structure, decision making and program effectiveness. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • United Kingdom's System of Criminal Justice and Mental Illness

    This 10 page paper looks at the way the mentally ill are treated in the UK criminal justices system. The paper is a literature review for a larger study and includes the definition of mental illness, occurrence and type of mental disorders and the treatment of the mentally ill offenders under the law. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Homeless and Health Care

    This 5 page paper begins with the most recent estimate of the number of Americans who are homeless. The essay discusses the health problems of this population and includes examples of some homeless health care projects. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Contrasting Qualitative and Quantitative Research Analyses

    A 4 page research paper/essay that argues that quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are grounded in fundamentally different paradigms, which makes it impossible to combine them. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychological and Sociological Perspectives on Smoking

    A 3 page consideration of this perplexing question. The author points out that, of all the social sciences, the disciplines of sociology and psychology are best suited to answer this question. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Raising Moral Youth

    A 3 page paper which examines how today’s youth can combat negative moral influences through such involvement as church, education and sports, and volunteering. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Data Entry Codes and Quantitative Analysis

    A 1 page table providing data-entry codes for transforming qualitative data to quantitative data that can be statistically analyzed. The codebook addresses variables such as age, gender, marital status, education and general level of health. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Death in Hospice Verses Death in Death Row Incarceration

    This 6 page paper looks at death and dying by comparing the situation where a person is scheduled to die and waiting on death row to someone dying of cancer in a hospice. Social meanings are discussed. Some history on the death penalty is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • UK Migrant Workers and Culture

    This 5 page paper examines the culture of migrant workers entering the UK. The paper looks at the research and theories concerning the way that integration or assumption may occur. The paper also looks at and the evidence of acceptance or rejection of the host nations culture and the way in which a hybrid culture may develop. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Literature Review on Social Behavior

    5 pages in length. The foundations upon which these studies are presented illustrate the broadly associated relationship between "family functioning and adolescent well-being" (Shek, 1997, p. 467), which ultimately dictates the presence of antisocial behavior in the youths. Utilizing British urban populations, Asian family questionnaires and Midwestern psychology students, the researchers sought to gain a significantly better understanding of how and why certain populations engage in greater incidence of antisocial behavior than others do. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Children Who are Physically Abused, Depression, and Suicide

    An 8 page literature review investigating the psychological impacts of physical child abuse. The author emphasizes that the variables involved in this relationship are numerous and that the literature fails in delineating each of these variables. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Altruistic Suicide

    This 3 page paper examines the concept of altruistic suicide. The focus of the paper is on an article submitted by a student concerning the suicide of a 13 year old boy. The situation is evaluated in light of Durkheim's theories. No bibliography.

  • Parenting and the Effects of Substance Abuse

    This 18 page paper is a proposal, literature review and methodology with a pilot study for a dissertation looking at the impact of substance abuse, such as drug addiction or alcohol abuse, on parenting, specifically the way in which substance abuse can impair parent - child communications directly and indirectly. The paper considers prenatal substance abuse and the way it may impact a child’s development and communisations abilities, then the abuse of substances after birth and the direct interference it may cause. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Critically Reviewing Implications and Effectiveness of the Implementation of the 1996 Welfare Reform Laws by Vocational and Adult Educators

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of welfare reform and the impacts of welfare reform on the vocational and adult education perspectives in the welfare reform era since 1996. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Critically Reviewing Implications and Effectiveness of the Implementation of the 1996 Welfare Reform Laws by Vocational and Adult Educators

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of welfare reform and the impacts of welfare reform on the vocational and adult education perspectives in the welfare reform era since 1996. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Living Within the US Poverty Standard

    A 13 page paper presenting and discussing an experiment in which a family of six limited its total food budget to that specified by the 2006 U.S. poverty-level food budget. Most of the paper discusses the family’s experience during the week and its normal approach to its food budget. The family lives in a rural area and so has garden-produced vegetables and fresh eggs from its chickens, advantages not available to inner-city families striving to achieve adequate diets at current poverty standards. A table contains the family’s menu and total food costs for the week. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • U.S. Ethnic Relations' History

    This is a 3 page paper which discusses the history of multiculturalism in the United States. The bibliography has 3 sources.

  • Sex Offender Proposed Methodology Study

    A 10 page research paper, in which the writer/tutor offers a student advice concerning the methodology section for a proposed research study. The writer, first of all, states the parameters of the proposed study and then discusses assessment instrument selection and the basics in statistical methods of evaluating results. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Anomie Suicide According to Emile Durkheim

    A 3 page research paper that begins by relating an incident in which a male opened fire on his ex-wife and then committed suicide. The writer then relates this incident to explanations of anomic suicide describes by Emile Durkheim. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Work Examination of Postsecondary Binge Drinking

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a potential study on binge drinking. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Social Systems Theory and Foster Care

    This 13 page paper discusses social systems theory in general and foster care specifically and in detail; and touches on reasons why foster care children do poorly in school. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Review of the Article 'Predictors of Divorce Adjustment'

    This 3 page article review examines the topic of divorce. The paper summarizes the information from the article and points to demographic factors, results and literature, amongst other things. No additional sources cited.

  • Social Reform According to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Other Writers

    This 3 page paper discusses Emerson's observations about man, including that of man's infinite worthiness, and asks if we can enact reform or if we have come to believe that poverty, racism, economic injustice and all the other ills of society are just the way things are? It also discusses two poems, Langston Hughes's Let America be America again and Robert Frost's Mending Wall. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • United Kingdom and Policies of Suicide Prevention

    This 7 page paper looks at the problem of suicide, quantifies the problem, considers the views of suicide from a sociological perspective and then looks at the policies in the UK to try and reduce the suicide level. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Accurate History Model of the Historical Materialism Developed by Karl Marx

    This 6 page paper examines The Communist Manifesto and argues that historical materialism could be a reality. There is evidence to show that the model has only been partially realized but that the future may see it fully materialize. No additional sources cited.

  • Causes and Effects of Child Abuse

    A 5 page overview of the many causes and impacts of child abuse. The author provides a review of the professional literature on the topic. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Crime and Substance Abuse

    A 4 page discussion of the root causes of substance abuse and the unfortunate correlation of crime. The author discusses major theories from the literature. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Overview of Illegal Immigration in the U.S.

    An 8 page paper. There are approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. There are also 3 bills pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee plus the House Bill that was passed in December. This essay reports the comments of two journalists and adds comments by the writer. Problems and concerns regarding illegal immigrants are discussed. Statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Qualitative Data Categorizing

    A 6 page paper discussing approaches to dealing with data in qualitative research methods. The paper answers three questions, two of which begin with Creswell's (1997) qualitative methods book. Another question focuses on case study research. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Alan Hodge and Robert Graves' The Long Weekend

    A 4 page analysis of the themes of sports, nudism, and literature in “The Long Weekend” by Alan Hodge and Robert Graves. No additional sources cited.

  • Has the Sexual Revolution Ended?

    A 4 page paper which examines if the sexual revolution is over or not. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Definition of an American and Homelessness

    A 7 page paper which focuses on the homeless to define an American living in 2006, illustrating how the homeless portray American ideals, and considers the struggle to survive through contemporary articles and literary/artistic media (a speech, memoir of a homeless person, and two poems). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Incredibles and Family Dynamics

    A 4 page essay that discusses how this animated film from Disney/Pixar illustrates points pertaining to family dynamics. The writer discusses how the family dynamics evolve over the course of the film. No additional sources cited.

  • Ethical Issues in Mental Health Care Practice

    A 7 page research paper that addresses 2 ethical issues for mental health care practice. Mental health counselors in the US follow the code of ethics layout by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). This comprehensive code covers numerous areas of ethical concern, two of which are the issues of obtaining informed consent and patient confidentiality. These are two areas that are integral to either counseling or research endeavors and therefore should be of prime consideration for practitioners. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Cocaine and its History

    A 6 page discussion of the early history of cocaine. The author traces cocaine from the coca plant utilized by the traditional peoples of the Andes through the late nineteenth century and the invention of Coca Cola and various other products that commonly contained the drug. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Sample Populations and Designs of Probability and Nonprobability

    An 8 page paper that begins with a statement explaining target population and sample population. The first part of the paper explains different non-probability designs, including purposive, convenience and volunteer. Probability designs are then discussed, including simple random designs, stratified, systematic, cluster and multi-stage with examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Communication and Listening Skills in Social Work

    A paper which looks at the nature of listening skills in social work, in relation to the social worker's interaction with the client and also in terms of interdisciplinary communications. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Zip Code 11572 and Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs

    A 5 page research paper that, first of all, looks at drug and alcohol addiction in the 11572 zip code, which refers to Oceanside, New York, in Nassau County, Hempstead Township. Then, the writer offers a more general view of the damage caused by addiction, and closes with an overview of prevention steps taken by New York State. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • US Society and Television's Impact

    This 5 page paper examines television as a twentieth century invention. The future of television is explored. The effects of TV on society are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Digital Age and Parental Direction and Discipline

    A 9 page paper that examines conventional parenting styles and their applicability to the new conventional family unit of the twenty-first century. Discussed are the changes that traditional parenting styles underwent during the twentieth century due to the 1946 publication of Dr. Benjamin Spock's The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care. Also discussed are the views of those currently advocating a return to stricter parenting styles as well as the views of those opposing this return. Free outline included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Ethnic Myth by Professor Stephen Steinberg

    This 5 page paper explores Stephen Steinberg's 1989 book The Ethnic Myth that examines race, ethnicity and class in America. Brooklyn, New York is used as an example to explore this CUNY professor's work. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Separation, Divorce, and Narrative Therapy

    A 10 page research paper that explores the use of narrative therapy, particularly in regards to how it can be used to help women facing issues of loss and grief due to separation or divorce. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • U.S. Society and the Impact of Discrimination

    This 5 page paper considers the combination of economics and sociology as a positive impact on the slowly shrinking area of discrimination in American society. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Human Services Worker of the Future

    (7pp) As the community of neighborhoods expand into the country at large, and grow more enmeshed with each other in the future, new methods of treatment and solution will need to be created for both the client and the human service worker. The complexity of issues, resulting in a downward spiral for the client will need to be addressed as well as the energy level of the human service worker. It will no longer be appropriate for an agency to accept "burn-out" of its most valuable resource, its staff - the investment in time and training of that worker is also a community resource to be valued. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Contemporary Families in Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace and Stephanie Coontz's The Way We Really Are

    A 5 page paper which compares "The Way We Really Are" by Stephanie Coontz and "Amazing Grace" by Jonathan Kozol, examining aspects of families today. These books are also briefly discussed as they address "Am I Blue?" by Bruce Coville and "The Woman Who Walked Into Walls" by Roddy Doyle. No additional sources cited.

  • U.S. Forced Sterilization and the 7th Edition of Sociology by John J. Macionis

    (5pp) A less than reputable part of US sexual history of forced sterilization , in examined in the light of John J. Macionis classroom Text, Sociology, seventh edition, 1999. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Modern Day Print and Film, Cultural Clashes, Chaos or Conformity

    An 8 page paper that examines the choice between conformity or chaos that teenagers and young adults are forced to make under the rules of today's society. Included is an analysis of the character of Sarah Connor in the 1984 James Cameron film Terminator as well as a discussion of Michael Lehmann's 1989 film production of Heathers and Donna Gaines' 1991 publication entitled Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Inner Childhood Issues and Group Therapy

    A 5 page paper that examines the psychological and sociological treatments of group therapy and psychodrama and explains the benefits this type of treatment offers individuals who suffer from problems stemming from inner childhood issues or trauma. Included is a brief history of the group therapy treatment process as it was developed and defined by Dr. Jacob Moreno in the early twentieth century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Thomas Malthus and His Theories on Population

    This 7 page paper looks at the theories of Thomas Malthus on population growth and control. His controversial views were not universally accepted as they appeared to condone the abandonment of welfare provisions due to the relationship between food production and population growth. Alternative views have been put forward in the years since Malthus first published his theories, as such the theories of Esther Boserup which can be seen as a strong contrast to Malthus are also considered. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • American College and University Campuses and the Practice of Illegal Gambling on Sports

    A 5-page paper that examines the causes and concerns of widespread illegal sports gambling practices among America's college and university students. Discussed is the nature of this problem and the steps that are being considered to resolve it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gone with the Wind, Patriarchy, and Gender Roles of the Antebellum South

    A 5 page paper that discusses the sexual and social structural system that existed in the antebellum south and how this basic structure was altered by first the Civil War and then the massive socio-economic changes that swept the south following this war. Presented is a portrait of both traditional and conventional images of the southern gentleman and the southern belle, with emphasis focused on the new image of the southern female that emerged after the Civil War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gone with the Wind, Patriarchy, and Gender Roles of the Antebellum South

    A 5 page paper that discusses the sexual and social structural system that existed in the antebellum south and how this basic structure was altered by first the Civil War and then the massive socio-economic changes that swept the south following this war. Presented is a portrait of both traditional and conventional images of the southern gentleman and the southern belle, with emphasis focused on the new image of the southern female that emerged after the Civil War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Howard's End and the Symbolism of Materialism and Culture

    A 7 page paper that examines the concepts of culture versus materialism and practicality versus intellectualism as presented by the Schlegel and Wilcox families in E.M. Forster's 1910 novel Howard's End. Also included are discussions of the symbolism incorporated into each family characterization as well as into the physical estate of Howards End. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Society Does Not Exist

    7 pages in length. Merriam-Webster defines society as an enduring and cooperating social group whose members have developed organized patterns of relationships through interaction with one another. In light of such a description, one might readily argue the fact that contemporary society does not exist. Clearly, mankind has reached an apex of incompatibility, inasmuch as racial, political, economic and social intolerance is at an all-time high. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Arranged Marriage's Psychological and Physical Perils

    A 5 page paper that focuses on the potential physical and psychological perils that exist within the framework of the traditional Eastern practice of arranged marriage. Presented are the views of those opposing this age-old practice as well as opinions expressed by proponents of this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Societal Perspectives of John Kenneth Galbraith and Adam Smith

    This 6 page paper examines positions of these two authors by using Adam Smith's (a.k.a. George Goodman) The Money Game and John Galbraith's The Culture of Contentment. Ideas about the wealthy in society are provided. No additional sources cited.

  • Racism's Rhetoric

    This 5 page paper delves into the issue of racism with a focus on verbiage. Both psychological and sociological positions are presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • What is Meant by Sexual Harassment?

    This 5 page paper considers what we mean by sexual harassment starting with a definition of sexual conduct that will lead to a person feeling uncomfortable the paper goes on to develop this into a broader and more useful definition. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Society According to Emile Durkheim

    A 5 page paper which discusses the theories of Emile Durkheim as they involve society. The paper also addresses Durkheim's beliefs concerning the transition of society from traditional to modern, emphasizing issues such as society, suicide, crime, and deviance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Suicide and Patients with AIDS and HIV

    This 18 page report discusses the many issues associated with suicide and people with HIV/AIDS. The disease has raised numerous issues such as access to care, prevention, cost of treatment, drug therapy and much more. Not surprisingly, it has also intensified the debate regarding right to die, physician assisted suicide, and the moral issues associated with suicide. As people are forced to live with a disease that slowly but surely robs them of all strength and any measure of personal dignity, many have made the decision not to endure that process or cause their loved ones to have to experience it with them. The impact of the loss of personal autonomy, the emotional and physical suffering, and the related care issues are presented in terms of both AIDS patients and their caregivers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Suicide and Patients with AIDS and HIV

    This 18 page report discusses the many issues associated with suicide and people with HIV/AIDS. The disease has raised numerous issues such as access to care, prevention, cost of treatment, drug therapy and much more. Not surprisingly, it has also intensified the debate regarding right to die, physician assisted suicide, and the moral issues associated with suicide. As people are forced to live with a disease that slowly but surely robs them of all strength and any measure of personal dignity, many have made the decision not to endure that process or cause their loved ones to have to experience it with them. The impact of the loss of personal autonomy, the emotional and physical suffering, and the related care issues are presented in terms of both AIDS patients and their caregivers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Media Prophet and Renaissance Man Marshall McLuhan

    Marshall McLuhan – Renaissance Man?:This 7-page essay discusses this legendary Canadian dubbed “the Media Prophet.” In addition, his core ideologies relevant to various electronic media and his overall contributions are examined. Misunderstood and disliked in his own time, he now seems idolized for all the wrong reasons. Bibliography lists 4 sources. SNMarshm.doc

  • Organization and Individual Study Similarities

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of how organizations and individuals are studied. Studies and theories from psychology and sociology are discussed in light of business research. Similarities regarding individuals and organizations include goal oriented strategies and attention to the aging process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Nursing and the Structural Functionalist Sociological Model

    This 7 page paper evaluates how this sociological model can help nurses perform better. It looks at the theory based upon a model found in Chinn & Kramer's Theory of Nursing. Various elements of the theory are discussed inclusive of its importance and applicability to nursing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Family Effects

    An 8 page research paper that examines the effect that SIDS has on the family involved. The writer argues that parental grief is often compounded by the medical community and authorities because of the erroneous belief that SIDS can be avoided through following recommendations of the medical community. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • High Risk Adolescents and Suicide

    An 8 page paper. The suicide rate among adolescents is alarmingly high. This paper has three parts to it: a statement of the problem and hypothesis, a literature review, and a brief discussion of the perspective of the study. The writer provides data regarding the incidence of teen suicide, reasons that have been proposed, behaviors that signal risk, and what can be done to prevent suicide among adolescents. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Connection Between Biography and History

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the correlation between history and biography, as demonstrated in a comparison between aggregate and individuals perspectives. This paper considers elements like cultural relativism as it applies to an understanding of collective history, experiential history and biography. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Conduct Disorder from 2 Perspectives

    6 pages in length. This paper will examine what a conduct disorder is and two different ways to recognize one. Recognizing conduct disorder through the use of the cognitive process is one of these methods, and recognizing conduct disorder through the affective process is another way. Both methods are thoroughly covered in this paper. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Sociology and Psychology Integration

    5 pages in length. The integration of psychology and sociology has been brewing for some time now; indeed, contemporary society can no longer ignore the inherent connection between the two disciplines. When applied to the business community, the cohesion of psychology and sociology represents an enlightened approach to the working environment that has long been lacking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Conduct Disorder

    6 pages in length. This paper will examine two different ways to understand the background of conduct disorder. Recognizing conduct disorder as being brought on through the cognitive process is one of these methods, and recognizing conduct disorder as being brought about through the affective process is another way. Both methods are thoroughly covered in this paper. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Discrimination and Children

    A 7 page paper. The common belief is that children learn to be prejudiced against those who are different than themselves through socialization. In other words, they learn these negative racial and ethnic attitudes from their parents and other important persons in their lives as they are developing. The research says differently. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Social Work and Concept of Systemic Thinking

    A six page paper which looks at the concept of systemic thinking and the various ways it can be applied by social workers and therapists within the context of family relationships, in terms of establishing a dialogue through which conflict can be resolved and individual autonomy established.

  • Nature, Nurture, and Individual Behavior

    This 5 page paper deals with the question of nurture versus nature, and gives brief arguments for nurture being the leading cause in determining an individual's behavior and consequent successes in life. Examples in the areas of health, medicine, and world events are given. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Gender differentiated dyads and Power Distribution Research Study

    A five page paper which looks at the way in which a research study can be set up to assess the importance of gender in power distribution, the types of properties and symbols which need to be defined, and the broader applications which such studies can have in various sociological fields.

  • Excess Achievement in the Entertainment Industry

    An 8 page paper discussing the influence that the entertainment industry has had on development of life in the Western part of the United States. As New York draws those who aspire to theatre and Nashville those who seek fame in country music, so do Los Angeles and Las Vegas attract those seeking excess in their lives, with or without the fame of a movie or music career to finance it. The entertainment industry has encouraged this movement, which in turn has influenced the entertainment industry. Ultimately, the relationship has influenced development of life in the Western part of the United States. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Assimilation and Cultural Diversity

    This 5 page paper considers the belief that American is a 'melting pot'. The writer examined toe role of the racial assimilation model and how this has strengths in reducing racism, but a price in the reducing of cultural diversity.

  • Learned Helplessness and Interdependence Theories

    10 pages in length. The manner by which the theory of learned helplessness is intrinsically related to the interdependence theory – which states that close relationships are about behavioral choices that create rewarding and/or costly interactions – speaks to the vast differences between long-term (LT) and short-term (ST) relationships. Examining child abuse and domestic violence in this light provides a significant basis upon which the student can draw inferences as to how this occurs, inasmuch as both children and spouses are typically involved in long-term relationships with their abusers. The investment of emotions and the existence of family ties often precipitates the learned helplessness for the reason that the abused child or adult believes on the one hand that their daddy/husband did not mean to do it, while on the other thinks that nothing he or she does will make the situation any better. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Research Proposal on College Students and Their Attitudes About Smoking

    A 12 page proposal for a questionnaire-based study is presented which is designed to quantitatively assess student smoking and attitudes toward smoking. A review of the literature is presented which details both the known health impacts of smoking and exposure to secondary smoke and the known correlation between an individual’s attitude and their smoking status. Includes a 13 question survey. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Masculinity, Ethnicity, and Race

    An 8 page research paper that offers an outline for a research proposal. The writer, first of all, introduces the topic of how conceptions of masculinity vary according to cultural background which includes race and ethnicity. The writer then proposes that a brief survey of popular media may prove to be enlightening as to how the topic of masculinity is perceived differently by White and Black men. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Quantitative v. Qualitative Data

    A 3 page research paper that discusses the ongoing debate between researches as to which research methodology is more reliable. With a particular focus on sociological research, the writer defines the differences between the two methods and then discusses the debate, especially with regard to the validity of qualitative measures. The writer argues that both methods are legitimate, reliable and should be used in sociological and other forms of research.

  • A Sociological Look at Epilepsy

    This 4 page paper looks at epilepsy and the social stigma it is associated with. Some information about the medical condition is relayed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • TV's Effect on Sexual Behavior

    An 8 page research paper that discusses 2 studies that each pertain to the affect of TV viewing on adolescent sexual behavior. Collins, et al (2003) examines an episode of Friends on teen knowledge pertaining to condom use. Somers and Tynan (2006) examine the relationship between explicit sexual content in TV shows and teen sexual behavior. The writer summarizes each study and discusses their results and implications. No additional sources cited.

  • TV's Effect on Sexual Behavior

    An 8 page research paper that discusses 2 studies that each pertain to the affect of TV viewing on adolescent sexual behavior. Collins, et al (2003) examines an episode of Friends on teen knowledge pertaining to condom use. Somers and Tynan (2006) examine the relationship between explicit sexual content in TV shows and teen sexual behavior. The writer summarizes each study and discusses their results and implications. No additional sources cited.

  • Sexuality in the Elderly

    This 4 page paper discusses sexuality in the elderly and some of the myths about it, as well as the physical and psychological changes that impact sexual activity as people age. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • “American History X": Sociological Analysis

    A 4 page paper which analyzes the film “American History X” from a sociological perspective. No sources cited.

  • Reality TV/Why We Watch

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the appeal of reality TV. Three dating shows are profiled, ElimiDATE, Next and Flavor of Love. The writer argues these shows are, first of all, gossip carried to a new level, but also a means for viewers to make social comparisons that assess the courtship norms of society. Also, the writer argues that the norm portrayed by such programming is not working as the rules for dating in contemporary society are both muddled and too intense. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Development in the Lifespan/Preschool & Elderly

    An 11 page research study (including an abstract) that consists of a literature review of scholarly research and articles available online through the Internet databases. Through this investigation, the researcher endeavors to contrast and compare early childhood (preschoolers) to senior adults (age 60 or older) in regards to social, cognitive and physical developmental domains. The review encompasses 12 sources, which includes sources for establishing a theoretical base. The researcher analyzes this data in order to reach conclusions about the generations and concludes that while there are, of course, marked differences, the literature supports the study hypothesis that there are numerous common factors across the generations that support the conceptualization of the lifespan as a continuum and not a series of distinct, separate stages. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Study Feasibility and Proposal

    A 7 page term paper proposal for a quantitative analysis class proposing a statistical analysis of traffic deaths in which alcohol is a factor. Specifically, the study will investigate alcohol's influence in fatal crashes as it relates to speed, sex, time of day and age. All data will come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA); the study will consider only the data reported for 2005. This study is expected to demonstrate that younger drivers are more likely to be involved in fatal crashes when alcohol is a factor. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • History Of Child Rearing Practices

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of child-rearing practices beginning in the 1800s. The 20th century was called the century of the child by the National Congress of Mothers in 1899. The writer reports the focus during that century was not on the child. The essay comments on changes in society and beliefs about children and childhood. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Researching Family History

    A 5 page paper describing the family history of an American family of Irish and British heritage. The living Conners know that their paternal grandfather's grandfather, Michael O'Connor, arrived in New York from Ireland some time shortly after the end of the Civil War; they know that the root of their mother's side of the family already was in Tennessee before the land came to be known as Tennessee. The family is as firmly rooted in East Tennessee as are the Great Smoky Mountains that lend their shadow to the valley where the Conner family grew and developed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Engagement Process

    7 pages in length. The writer discusses preparation, tasks and technique as they relate to the first interview of the therapeutic engagement process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Societal Causes of Divorce.

    This 9 page paper discusses some of the causes of divorce, and argues that a "culture of divorce," coupled with a lack of respect for marriage and the diminished influence of the church all contribute to the rising divorce rate. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Money Can't Buy Happiness

    This 3 page paper discusses the relationship between income level and stress, and finds that the people who are most stressed by financial problems are the very wealthy and the very poor. It argues that it is absolutely untrue that less money means less stress. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Vicious Circle of Child Abuse, Juvenile Delinquency, and Future Abuse

    A 6 page discussion of the factors associated with child abuse, delinquency, and the likelihood that an abused child will ultimately become an abuser. The author weaves in the "broken window" theory of James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelly in the argument that we must address child abuse early on if future impacts are to be lessened. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • A Proposal for the Problem of Drinking and Driving

    This 3 page paper examines the social problem of drunk driving and provides a proposal. An anecdote from a recent murder case involving drunk driving is used as a springboard for discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Divorce and Poverty

    This 10 page paper evaluates divorce and poverty and contemplates whether or not one causes the other. The bulk of this paper is a literature review. The information is evaluated and a conclusion is reached. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Argument for Child Labor

    A 3 page paper which argues for child labor. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Sociological Aspects of Weight Control

    This 12 page paper describes in detail the reasons behind an individual's decision to join Weight Watchers, and then approaches the case from a sociological viewpoint. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Subculture Of Malls As Locations With Social Function

    8 pages in length. Culture is defined in myriad ways and influenced by an infinite number of elements, most of which exists in constant state of fluidity. To characterize culture as the foundation around which entire societies revolve is to recognize the singular influence the ongoing progression of mankind has upon the very nature of civilization. Indeed, the extent to which humanity and culture reflect an ever-evolving synergistic coupling is both grand and far-reaching; that certain aspects of a given culture seem to define this correlation more than others speaks to the common denominator found in such social symbols as shopping malls. Meaghan Morris's account of the cultural significance inherent to contemporary shopping centers provides a sociological look at the way in which these collections of retail stores serve as much more than simply a place to purchase goods, but rather a location where some of the most important community interaction takes place. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Southwark; Profile and Youth Unemployment

    This 5 page paper looks at the issue of youth unemployment and the way it has been dealt with in Southwark, a borough of London. The paper starts by looking at the demographic profile of Southwark and then considers the unemployment in this context, the level of the unemployment and the main approach to reducing youth unemployment. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Divorce in America

    This 24 page paper examines divorce in America with a focus on religion. A historical view is presented as well as research on social aspects of divorce in society. Socioeconomic issues are examined. Religion is discussed. A separate section analyzing biblical text is also included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Interracial Relationships

    A 7 page paper that begins with the data regarding interracial marriages in the U.S. The major focus of this essay is white men with black women but it also includes information about the converse. The essay reports comments from other authors about the acceptance of interracial relationships. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • How Do ‘Identity’ And ‘Obsolescence’ Contribute To This Continual Change In the Fashion?

    This 7 page paper considers the following quote “Fashion is dress in which the key feature is rapid and continual changing of styles” and discusses this with reference to the ideas of identity and obsolescence. The paper is written using a range of examples to show how fashion has developed proactively and reactively to these influences. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Poverty : Causes And Effects

    This 12 page paper begins with the data regarding poverty, including rates, regions, minority factors. The paper discusses theories on the causes of poverty and the outcomes and consequences of poverty, including poorer health and less education. The long-term consequences are also discussed. The writer comments about poverty and the schools and the implications for educators. Statistical data included. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Domestic Abuse

    A 3 Page overview of domestic abuse. This paper identifies the victims, perpetrators, and impacts of domestic violence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Legislation for Welfare Provision for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK

    This 16 page paper considers the legislation ad policies in the UK regarding asylum seekers and refugees and their [poison with regardless welfare provision. The paper starts with the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993 (AIAA) looking at the main acts and polices and the way these affect all asylum seekers and refuges with special attention in the impact they have the women. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Learning Prejudice

    This 3 page paper discusses racial discrimination, argues that it is learned and explains how it is learned, and what theory of social psychology best accounts for it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Welfare Benefits for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK

    This 6 page paper looks at the welfare benefits that are available to asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom and how these have changed since the 1990’s limiting the rights and potential benefits that can be claimed by asylum seekers. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Statistical Analysis in a Study

    A 3 page research paper that analyzes a specific study in regards to the researchers' use of ANOVA analysis. The writer describes the study's null and alternative hypotheses, citing literature that provides definitions for these factors. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hip Hop: Past, Present and Future

    A 13 page paper which examines the significance and position of Hip Hop music as it relates to the past, present and future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Hip Hop: Past, Present and Future

    A 13 page paper which examines the significance and position of Hip Hop music as it relates to the past, present and future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Low Class Workers in America and Elsewhere

    This 3 page paper discusses attitudes towards low-class workers in America and the U.K. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Counselors: Skills And Characteristics

    5 pages in length. Counseling is a profession whereby one must possess myriad skills and characteristics not necessarily required in a number of other occupations. Given the extent to which this area of human services necessitates a greater capacity for empathy, emotional guidance and patience, an individual entering this particular field must already possess these characteristics inasmuch as these innate qualities simply cannot be taught. The skills associated with such inherent characteristics form the basis upon which counselors learn to channel their compassion and guiding abilities through the aspect of therapeutic alliance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Child Protective Services (CPS) In Arizona

    6 pages in length. ARS §8-802 governs Arizona's Child Protective Services (CPS) program that provides the resources to investigate, punish and prevent childhood abuse/neglect situations. This agency is responsible for the first step of an 'alleged' charge of neglect or abuse, all the way through assessment, intervention and legal action. Crisis assistance is also available through Arizona's Child Protective Services that helps to mitigate the potential for ongoing safety concerns. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sadism And Masochism: A World In The Dark

    6 pages in length. The term sets jaws on edge and causes people to avert their eyes away from the person who has the audacity to give voice to such an unconventional activity. It is considered so integral to fringe society that few people want to admit knowing many details for fear they will be labeled as being abnormal. The entire topic of sex, after all, is still taboo for a considerable portion of society, with people conversing about it in very finite social boundaries. When the discussion changes direction to incorporate sadism and masochism, however, the involuntary reaction many people have illustrates the extent to which sexual subcultures are not readily socially acceptable. Unconventionality notwithstanding, the S&M community represents a sexual subculture whereby the giving and receiving of pain is the primary focus, a concept that is both rich in history and quite prevalent in contemporary society. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • California State Department Of Mental Health: Infant Preschool Family Mental Health Initiative Delivery Of Services

    7 pages in length. Maintaining stable mental health is a critical component to being able to live within a civilized society; those whose mental health is compromised for any number of reasons are often without appropriate resources to help them function at an adequate cognitive level. As a direct result, these individuals may gravitate toward fringe communities whereby the challenge of meeting basic human needs is greater than they can achieve. Indeed, adults with mental health problems are difficult enough to assist through limited state services, but when the individual in question is an infant or young child, it becomes critical for the state to intervene in the effort to fend off a lifetime of mental instability. The California Infant Preschool Family Mental Health Initiative (IPFMHI), conceived as a way in which to develop and expand "infant and early mental health services for children age birth to five and their families" (Knapp, 2006). Prevention, however, is as much a part of this service as is addressing existing problems, being that the Initiative - as part of the overall California State Department of Mental Health - is rooted as much in avoiding mental health issues as it is in intervention. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Children

    This 4 page paper examines the problem of mental illness for parents. Does the mental illness affect children? A look at literature on the subject is the focus of this concise paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Children

    This 4 page paper examines the problem of mental illness for parents. Does the mental illness affect children? A look at literature on the subject is the focus of this concise paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Beehive Home Assisted Living Facility

    7 pages in length. For the most part, senior citizens are independent people who strive to maintain their independence in the face of physical and mental adversity; even after their spouses pass away, many continue to remain self-sufficient despite having ailing bodies and minds. When these conditions become too challenging - and even dangerous - for the seniors to undertake on their own, where attending to even the basics of daily life is progressively more difficult, the next step is often an assisted living facility. A common misconception about assisted living facilities is that they are one and the same with state-run nursing homes, however, unlike nursing homes - which are nothing more than warehouses for the infirmed aged - assisted living facilities serve as a conduit between the individual's limitations and maintaining an independent lifestyle. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Vietnamese in Houston

    This 8 page paper looks at Vietnamese community in Houston Texas and the way in which they are under represented despite being the largest minority population in the area. The paper gives 8 PowerPoint slides and notes for a presentation. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Human Trafficking

    A 5 page paper which examines human trafficking. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Methodologies of Sociological Research

    A paper which looks at sociological research methodologies, with particular reference to the conflict and rational-utilitarian perspectives of sociological theory.

  • Kayla McKean Child Protection Act

    This 24 page paper provides an overview of the Kayla McKean case, the 1998 child abuse tragedy where a man beat his daughter to death. Because he was known to be violent, the paper analyzes what might have been done to save her. Various agencies such as the department of children and family services, law enforcement, child protection teams, foster care, and the judicial system are evaluated. The resultant law to emanate from the case is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

    An 8 page paper that addresses the questions of whether poverty reduction increases economic growth and whether economic growth reduces poverty. The writer begins by quoting President Franklin Roosevelt who argued for a living wage. Other researchers are then cited with an overview of their conclusions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Laws Governing Adoption and Child Protection in England

    5 pages in length. Margaret's legal rights as the birth parent may have helped her maintain custody of her children; however, it has reached the point where she has exhausted her chances to prove worthy of caring for and protecting them. The past decades has witnessed many changes in the UK's approach to child protection, and Margaret may have just lost her last opportunity to raise Peter and Mary if the Thomas's prove more suitable for the responsibility. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Laws Governing Adoption and Child Protection in England

    5 pages in length. Margaret's legal rights as the birth parent may have helped her maintain custody of her children; however, it has reached the point where she has exhausted her chances to prove worthy of caring for and protecting them. The past decades has witnessed many changes in the UK's approach to child protection, and Margaret may have just lost her last opportunity to raise Peter and Mary if the Thomas's prove more suitable for the responsibility. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexuality According to Constructionist and Essentialist Perspectives

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the ongoing debate between the essentialist and constructionist perspectives on sexuality. The writer explains both of these positions and argues that the constructionist argument is the most persuasive. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sexuality According to Constructionist and Essentialist Perspectives

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the ongoing debate between the essentialist and constructionist perspectives on sexuality. The writer explains both of these positions and argues that the constructionist argument is the most persuasive. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Self Presentation and Self Image

    A seven page paper which looks at the way in which self-image and self-esteem are developed, and their relevance to self-presentation techniques in impression management. Bibliography lists 4 sources

  • U.S. Corporate Sector and Sexual Harassment Issues

    A 5 page paper which examines how sexual harassment is very apparent in corporate America, and how it is still alive in today’s society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Qualitative Research and Graffiti

    5 pages in length. Essential to one's chosen method of research is establishing a statement of why the research is to be done and what specific questions it will addresses in order to address the controversial nature of qualitative methodology. The writer discusses qualitative research with regard to the antisocial behavior of graffiti. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Assessment of Graffiti Through Qualitative Research

    5 pages in length. Utilizing the qualitative research approach as a means by which to interview graffiti artist Jean Michel Basquiat's provides the student with a significantly better insight to the social and cultural aspects of what is considered to be an antisocial behavior. The following question/answer session and assessment will strive to delve into the fundamental reasoning behind the act of graffiti, attempting to distinguish it from other destructive antisocial behaviors. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Family Impact of Divorce

    A 10 page research paper. What effect does divorce have on the children? This question has resulted in a long and heated debate and there are studies to support almost any position someone wants to take. This paper discusses the question and reports the research in America and elsewhere. The paper takes the form of a research proposal and includes an introduction with problem statement; literature review, including data; summary and conclusions. The incidence of divorce for the U.S. and a few other countries are included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Client Goals Assessment and Attainment

    5 pages. In this social psychology case study, a young man is despondent over the breakup of he and his girlfriend. He has considered suicide and is also compelled to use alcohol and drugs. Based on client assessment and goal attainment, this case study will focus on the target problems and possible solutions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Using Qualitative Research

    This 8 page paper considers the advantages and disadvantages of undertaking qualitative research using face to face interviews and observations. The writer uses a fictitious situation where a researcher wishes to investigate the causes of graffiti. However, the main points raised can be seen as applicable to most social research. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • UK Multiculturalism and Anti Racism

    This 8 page paper consider the issue of anti racism and multiculturalism. The writer demonstrates why there is a need for anti-racist policies and legislation, and also why anti racism does not automatically lead to multiculturalism. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Comparison of Integrative, Quantitative, and Qualitative Research Designs

    An 8 page paper that describes qualitative, quantitative and integrative research designs. Examples of qualitative and quantitative approaches are included. The writer then discusses why knowing the different research designs is important to clinical nurse specialists. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Father and Son Bonding Through Sports

    A 5 page essay that examines Scott Russell Sanders' essay "Reasons of the Body," which discusses how he bonds with his son through sports, and also how sports, or even just the way he moves, also reminds him of his own father. In other words, Sanders sees the societal significance of sports in men's lives and this perspective is informative and intriguing. No additional sources cited.

  • Debate on Euthanasia Legalization

    A 37 page paper that discusses legalizing euthanasia. This is a heated debate that has raged for at least two decades. The writer provides a general introduction to the topic of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, definitions of the different categories of euthanasia, claims of opponents and supporters of legalizing euthanasia, activities within the U.S., including Oregon's Death With Dignity law and the effects of the law, activities outside the U.S., including the experiences in the Netherlands, different aspects of the argument, such as he ethical and sociological aspects of the question, and a summary and conclusion. The writer argues in favor of legalizing euthanasia. Data are included. Includes Table of Contents. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Literature Review on Coping with Social Prejudice

    This 5 page paper is a literature that considers relevant literature in how racism forms in society and how it may be reduced. Included are ideas such as cultural identity, Sherif's Robbers Cave study, social contact theory and many others. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Homeless Shelter Oral Hygiene Teaching and Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory

    A 5 page discussion of the motivational theory behind dental hygiene. The author stresses that dental hygiene is a necessary component of good health. The observation is made, however, that in the homeless environment dental hygiene often falls by the wayside. A necessary focus of the homeless shelter, therefore, should be to reinstill the importance of good dental hygiene. A variety of motivational philosophies are reviewed with an emphasis on those by Albert Bandura. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Randy Albeda and Chris Tilly's Glass Ceilings and Bottomless Pits Women's Work, Women's Poverty

    A 7 page review of the book by Randy Albeda and Chris Tilly. is an expose’ on the numerous societal factors which are facing women today. It is a look into poverty as many of us have never seen poverty, a look at the blatant and sometimes shocking facts of being a poor woman in the United States, the facts of that ever present “bottomless pit”. It is also a look, however, a the so-called “glass ceiling” which confronts professional women in the workplace. This paper contends that while the two scenarios are definitely different, they are inherently related to the same societal factors of the patriarchal dominated society which has been in place for the history of mankind. No additional sources are listed.

  • The Impact of Media Violence on Children

    A six page paper which looks at the way in which violence on television is thought to affect children, and the ways in which this issue can be dealt with by society as a whole. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Historical Perspective of Gender Inequality from the 1990s

    This 9 page paper takes a look at gender inequality historically and points out that it is still ever-present, despite changes in society. The ways in which society constructs gender is duly noted. An outline is included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Racial Inferiority Concept

    A 5 page overview of racism as it has existed since the nineteenth century when anthropology, medicine, psychology, and sociology all became vehicles of racism as they proposed and supported theories which perpetuated disenfranchisement and segregation. Even the concept of evolution itself indirectly supported the predominant feeling that there was a hierarchical relationship between the races from the primitive to the advanced. The author of this paper presents the contention that our everyday classroom activities and even our standardized educational tests perpetuate the age-old institution of racism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Cherokee and Appalachian Native American Cultures

    A 9 page comparison of these sometimes diverse yet sometimes astonishingly similar cultures. The author of this paper defines the geographic range encompassed by the Appalachians and the unique peoples who presently live there. The author notes that this range was once the homelands of the Cherokee Indians. Specific details are provided on the cultural organization of these two groups, as well as their subsistence patterns, and information about their material culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Suicide

    This is a 8 page paper which discusses that various theories, types, and rates of suicides found in the U.S. today. Introduced by Durkheim, researchers still use his types of suicide (altruistic, egoistic, and anomic) to try and explain suicide and sociological factors which occur. In addition, more recent factors such as race and alcohol abuse are discussed along with the recent introduction of a suicide prevention program by the U.S. government. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Tutorial on Clinicians and Child Abuse

    This tutorial essay addresses several issues that clinicians and health care practitoners must consider in issues of child abuse and neglect including profile of an abuser, determining when abuse has taken place and whether a child should be returned to an abusive family. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Journalistic Bias, Disasters, Relief and the Media

    A 5 page discussion of media bias as it relates to the relationship which exists between journalists and relief agencies. These agencies not only act in the relief effort itself, they also provide considerable assistance to reporters. At the same time they are financially dependent on reporters calling attention to their plight. The implications of this relationship are that good reporting of the actual facts of relief efforts is potentially subject to a conflict of interest.

  • Variations According to Gender in Parenting Styles

    A 7 page research paper that is written in the form of a research proposal that investigates the difference between parenting styles for fathers and mothers. The writer argues that more research on this problem is needed due to the multiple variables. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Early Labor History in Three Strikes by Howard Zinn, Dana Frank, and Robin Kelley

    A 5 page analysis of the circumstances and meanings presented in the book by Howard Zinn, Dana Frank, and Robin Kelley. Broken into three major sections, each authored by either Zinn, Frank, or Kelley, this book details the bloody Colorado Coal Strike of 1913-1914, the Detroit Woolworth's Strike of 1937, and the New York Musicians Strike of 1936-1937. Although only the Detroit Woolworth Strike was won, these labor strikes will forever memorialize internal labor movement relations of the early half of the twentieth century. The author of this paper contends that the progress made in these strikes are directly applicable to the contemporary working environment as well. No additional sources are listed.

  • Children, Adolescents, and Divorce Effects

    A 10 page paper that explores the research addressing the effects of divorce on American children and adolescents. Data included regarding rates of divorce and number of children affected. Research is contradictory regarding the effects of divorce on children but most researchers conclude there are any number of negative effects on children ranging from higher suicide rates and higher high school drop-out rates to more health problems and poorer performance in school. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Raising Children in America Today

    A 5 page paper which examines who is really raising our children today. The paper examines how music and television have a very powerful influence on how children grow and who they become. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The History and Operations of Alcoholic Anonymous

    A 15 page paper. Alcoholic Anonymous is a fellowship that operates differently than another kind of organization. It is truly democratic with only the steps, traditions and concepts to guide it. There are no laws, by-laws or governing persons. This paper offers a brief overview of the beginnings of this fellowship, reports the traditions that guide it, the dedication to service and corporate poverty and how it functions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Heritage Crusade And The Spoils Of History by David Lowenthal

    5 pages in length. David Lowenthal's primary objective in "The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History" is to illustrate the inherent separation, as well as the inextricable cohesion, of heritage, history and contemporary society. The author strives to enlighten his readers to the inadequacies of conventional thought pertaining to heritage, noting that while heritage is, indeed, interwoven with history, it is also reinvented throughout modern-day society by way of new icons, such as Disney World and other pertinent symbols of the twentieth century. No additional sources cited.

  • Cybercrime, Privacy, and Security

    A 14 page paper. Cybercrime is increasing every year. The costs are staggering, as much as hundreds of millions of dollars each year plus the cost to human dignity and morale. The crooks have had more tools to use than our law enforcement agencies and law enforcement has been consistently thwarted in their attempts to gain authority to use the kinds of programs and strategies that could result in capturing the criminals. That changed on September 11. The Attack on America woke up the public and the Congress and resulted in a number of new laws that give expanded authority to specific agencies to "listen" in on the Internet. This essay discusses Cybercrime and then, the issue of security versus privacy. The writer takes the position that more security is worth less privacy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Law's Role in Anti Oppression

    This 8 page paper considers what role the law can play in reducing different forms of oppression. The writer looks not only at legislation, but the way in which the law may be used to promote and support models of social change and change attitudes as well as behaviour. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Cybercafe Gaming

    A 6 page paper discussing a popular trend. The game-specialist cybercafé in Hong Kong as in any other country offers patrons a wide variety of activities they can pursue. It provides a setting like no other that can be found by any other means. Individuals can be and remain anonymous online while taking part in solitary activities in a social setting. Alternatively, they can choose to meet those who they discover through their online gaming entertainment. The atmosphere of the game-specialist cybercafé in Hong Kong broadens the options available to game players who use the Internet. Some are so compatible that they choose to make their partnerships more permanent. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Alcohol Use of Polices Among the Indigenous Population in Australia

    This 14 page paper looks at the indigenous population in Australia and the issue of alcoholism and alcohol abuse in the aboriginal people. The paper starts with a community profile of the indigenous population living and then looks at the way alcohol is perceived and the problem, as well as the policies and strategies to reduce the harm it causes and the shortfall in the policies between what is provided and what is needed. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • An Analysis of Media Violence and its Impact on Children and Teens

    A 6 page discussion of the relationship that exists between increased media violence and child aggression. This paper approaches the problem from the analytical framework that media violence is directly related to child aggression. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gender And Socialization: Nature Or Nurture?

    8 pages in length. Distinguishing between nature and nurture where gender construct is concerned means looking more closely at the biological (genetic) versus environmental (cultural) components. The extent to which both elements play a role with regard to gender performance of mental rotation tasks is both grand and far-reaching; that nurture (socialization) takes precedence where the spatial performance of these tasks are concerned speaks to how certain learned behaviors influence the response time between male and female. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Case Study: Interview With An Older Person

    6 pages in length. The writer provides a the results of a fictitious interview with a sixty-two-year-old work associate pertaining to her life and views on getting old. No bibliography.

  • Sociology

    A 3 page review of what makes the academic discipline of sociology distinct. This paper compares sociology to psychology and anthropology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Myth of the Melting Pot

    This 6 page paper compares the experience of Arab-Americans after 9/11 with that of Japanese-Americans after Pearl Harbor. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • New Perspective Through Cyberspace

    A 4 page paper which examines how cyberspace, the internet, is creating a different kind of society with new perspectives. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • National Statistics And Local Decisions

    A 3 page paper that begins by briefly explaining what statistics is and the purpose of statistics. The essay discusses how easily it is to misuse statistics, using the example of national teacher salary averages. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How Can Today's Society Solve The Problem Of Discrimination?

    3 pages in length. Discrimination is a multifaceted component of contemporary society that has placed a tremendous black mark upon the character of a nation allegedly inhabited by civilized beings. To dissect the overwhelming presence of discrimination is to find it in virtually every social subgroup, not the least of which includes gender, race, religious, workplace, age, economic, social status, sexual orientation and education. Solving discrimination - a prolific problem that perpetually feeds upon itself - people need only reach back to their roots when multiculturalism reflected a rich and rewarding integration whereby everyone benefited from such an alliance, unlike today where cultural ownership has taken form. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Spirituality & Religion in Counseling

    A 6 page research paper/essay that considers the integration of spirituality and religion with therapeutic techniques within the framework of counseling. In increasing numbers, health practitioners, clinicians and therapeutic counselors are realizing that spirituality and religion are an indispensable component of human life. Furthermore, these professionals are increasingly realizing that the incorporation of spiritual and religious elements within the framework of counseling or health care facilitates the healing process and promotes the achievement of positive client outcomes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Global Warming

    A 6 page paper which examines various articles concerning global warming. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Law as a Social Engineering Tool

    This 3 page paper considers how the law may be used as a tool for social engineering. The writer looks at the way it may have direct and indirect effect and ends by proposing a law with the aim of social engineering. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Plastic Surgery

    A 9 page research paper that discusses plastic surgery. The writer begins by citing statistics that show that more and more people are choosing to have cosmetic plastic surgery and then offers a review of literature that gives an overview of the topic, discussing different types of plastic surgery, as well as cosmetic plastic surgery as a cultural phenomenon, that is, why people choose to have elective surgery. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Baltimore Child Protective Services

    A 3 page research paper that offers an analysis of the Child Protective Services (CPS) agency serving the city of Baltimore, Maryland, which is part of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR). This is a specialized agency dedicated to service for children who may be either abused or neglected and to the parents of these children, as well as other adults, who are involved in the “permanent or temporary” care and custody of children at risk (DHR). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Plastic Surgery in Contemporary Society

    This 5 page paper looks at the political and social implications of plastic surgery. Gender differences are noted as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Real Reason for Sexual Restriction in Society Today

    This 6 page paper examines sexual practices and ideas in today's society. Various cultures and practices through history are considered. A sociological explanation for the status quo is revealed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cosmetic Surgery in California

    A 3 page paper which examines the reasons behind people getting cosmetic surgery in California. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Evolution of Social Welfare Policy in the United States

    This 3 page paper discusses the evolution of social welfare policy in the U.S. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sexuality, Society and Slavery

    This 3 page paper answers several questions about sexuality, marriage, society, and slavery. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Argument: Illegal Immigration Has a Negative Effect on the U.S. Economy

    This 8 page paper examines the proposition that illegal immigration has a negative effect on the U.S. economy. It argues that while this population segment has a negative effect in some areas, particularly California, overall the illegal immigrant population has a small positive effect on the economy as a whole. The idea was to argue that illegal immigration’s effect is negative but the evidence does not support that conclusion. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Structural Inequality And Diversity

    This 25 page paper is comprised of two parts. The major portion discusses the history of structural inequality, how systems of oppression and inequality are created and perpetuated, the systemic nature of inequality, and the value of diversity. The second and shorter part of the paper discusses structural inequality and communication skills. In this section, the writer focuses on the education system. Numerous examples are provided throughout the paper as are statistical data when available. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • A Utilitarian Approach to Sports

    This 4 page paper is an essay about the application of the ethical theory of Utilitarianism and the Deterrence theory as applied by a student determined to win a place on the team and a basketball scholarship. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sociology Applied to News and Music

    This 4 page paper discusses three subjects – child support payments, a Trisha Yearwood song, and “hip-hop football” – from sociological perspectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Differential Association Theory and Drug Use: A Literature Review

    This 12 page paper focuses on the college student but explores more generally the theory of differential association and drug use. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Family Values are the Most Important Values

    This 3 page paper explains what family values are, and why they are so important. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The American Dream

    A 14 page paper which examines economic giants such as Microsoft, Google, and eBay as they reflect the presence of the past Fords and Rockefellers. The paper further examines these giants, and past giants, as they relate to the American Dream, while also examining the American Dream in and of itself. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • “Chimpanzee Politics”

    An 8 page overview of the many similarities that exist between humans and chimps when it comes to group dynamics. Using the book by Frans De Waal as a reference, this paper highlights how chimp group dynamics share more similarities than they do differences with politics in American government. No additional sources are listed.

  • Illegal Immigrants

    A 4 page position paper on illegal immigrants. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Case Study of a Homeless Man and the Social Forces Working Against Him

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the life of a homeless man and the social forces that have worked against him. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • CINDY SHEEHAN, GEORGE BUSH AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

    This 4-page paper uses the case of Cindy Sheenan's "campout" outside of President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch in 2005 to determine why suppression doesn't work in conflict resolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • RAP MUSIC AND PERPETUATION OF MISOGYNY

    This 7-page paper points out "gangsta" rap as a form of music that provides more than demaning lyrics and images. It shows how it can switch behaviors among adolescents, particularly African-American females. The paper also examines non-gangsta rappers who are trying different forms of music. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • How Did the New Left Lead to the Rise of the New Right?

    This 5 page paper uses the book “The Movements of the New Left, 1950-1975” to argue that it was the rise of the New Left and their battle for equal rights for all (gays, women, blacks) that led to the rise of the New Right to oppose them. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Analysis: Two Articles on Aging

    This 3 page paper discusses two articles about aging; one that suggests creativity is vital to successful aging, the other suggesting that the elderly should be venerated. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Using the Sociological Model to Understand Will Smith’s Life Cycle

    This 3 page paper uses sociological models to understand actor Will Smith’s life. Bibliography lists

  • Case Study & Calgary Family Intervention Model

    A 3 page research paper that uses a brief case scenario in order to discuss the details of the Calgary Family Intervention Model and the Calgary Family Assessment Model. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Hypothetical Research Study/Chessie System

    A 10 page research paper that offers a proposed research study, that is, a template on how a study might be structured in order to address the efficacy Maryland’s computerized data system that is designed to track the caseloads being addressed by the state’s child protective services. In formulating this guide, the writer first describes Baltimore Child Protective Services and this system, Then, offers a suggested research design. This paper draws heavily on previous papers on this topic, specifically khcpsmd.rtf and khmdcps2.rtf. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Divorce in Families w/Special Needs Children

    A 5 page research paper that examines divorce and looks specifically at factors that affect divorce in families with children who have special needs. This investigation of literature examines the effect of divorce on children’s physical and mental health; the importance of parents forging a new alliance that considers the welfare of the child, and the reasons why the parents of special needs children are at greater risk for divorce. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Divorce, Pro and Con

    A 3 page research paper that discusses divorce. What are the pros and cons of divorce in America? An examination of literature indicates that the negatives of divorce far outweigh the few positives. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • EVE Online/Authority in an Online Community

    An 8 page research paper that explores the virtual world of an online community, specifically the science fiction world of EVE Online. The writer focuses on the economy of this online community and how it functions. Bibliography lists 6 sources, with additional information drawn from an interview with an EVE player.

  • Norma Rae’s Depiction of Labor

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the 1979 film “Norma Rae,” which was directed by Martin Ritt and written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr. The writer summarizes the key points of the film and argues that, in this film, Hollywood’s vision of the working class is accurate and true to life. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Film Ordinary People & Carl Rogers

    A 5 page research paper/essay that discusses the film Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford for Paramount in 1980, which presents a dysfunctional family that is traumatized by guilt and grief. Conrad Jarrett is an adolescent who tries to commit suicide following the death of his brother, Buck, in a boating accident. Conrad cannot overcome his intense feeling of guilt for having survived the accident that killed his brother. Conrad is eventually able to heal due to the intervention of a therapist, Dr. Berger, the context of the movie suggests that Dr. Berger’s intervention can be viewed as adhering to the therapeutic and theoretical perspective of Carl Rogers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Teamwork, Stress and Organizational Behavior

    A 9 page research paper that discuss teamwork and stress within the workplace. This examination of literature investigates the nature of stress, that is, how it is defined; and then looks at the relationship between stress and teamwork, drawing on literature that indicates the aspects of teamwork that can increase and decrease the levels of stress in work environments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Teamwork, Stress and Organizational Behavior

    A 9 page research paper that discuss teamwork and stress within the workplace. This examination of literature investigates the nature of stress, that is, how it is defined; and then looks at the relationship between stress and teamwork, drawing on literature that indicates the aspects of teamwork that can increase and decrease the levels of stress in work environments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Action Research

    A 12 page comprehensive explanation and discussion of action research. Paper includes the historical origins of action research, what it is, and the cycles/phases involved. The essay then explains quantitative and qualitative research designs and the difference between them. The last section discusses interviewing techniques. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Action Research

    A 12 page comprehensive explanation and discussion of action research. Paper includes the historical origins of action research, what it is, and the cycles/phases involved. The essay then explains quantitative and qualitative research designs and the difference between them. The last section discusses interviewing techniques. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Case of Miss A; Planning with a People Centred Approach

    This 6 page paper is a reflective learning document, looking at an intervention for an adult with mild to moderate learning disabilities. The paper outlines the circumstances and events, the type of intervention based on person centred planning, the outcome, what lessons were learned and considers what could be undertaken differently if similar cases occur. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Australian Immigration, Increasing Multiculturalism and Discrimination: A Research Proposal

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal on immigration, multiculturalism and discrmination in Australia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Definition Of Freedom

    3 pages in length. Freedom is not only a mindset of those who seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but it is also a birthright afforded those who live beneath the umbrella of a democratic society. National constitutions bestow the multifaceted components of freedom upon their people; however, myriad countries are ruled by autocratic leaders who refuse to recognize the inherent human right of freedom and instead condemn their respective populace to a dictatorial hell on earth. America's Constitution has long been the prototype for other democratic nations to follow, with arguably the most important factor being its extensive attention to personal freedoms. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sampling and Probability

    This is a 5 page paper discussing probability sampling. To properly understand inferences within a population, researchers have developed methods of sampling which combine with the concept of probability to acquire the desired results. There are various types of probability sampling each of which has its own advantages in regards to capturing a specific trend within the population. Sampling sizes are based on several factors as well which include level of confidence, population size, and sampling error among other factors. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sociological Views on Sexual Harassment

    This 5 page paper provides a definition of sexual harassment and looks at it from the points of view of different sociologists including Goffman, Mead and Weber. The concept is evaluated in terms of how it is used by business for its own purposes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Work Case Study Analysis

    7 pages. This series of three case studies is a case-by-case analysis of the best therapy to be used for each case. There is a thorough explanation of why the particular therapy was chosen and what specific actions need to be taken in order to address the problems at hand. An excellent source paper for any sociology or psychology course as it considers many different therapies including cognitive behavior, behavioral and many more. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Political Ideology and Management Style

    This 10 page paper evaluates a case study of a hotel and how it is managed. Various subjects such as equality, scientific management and capitalism are discussed in the context of the analysis. The case study exemplifies a tightly managed situation where there is a division by race, gender and so forth. Further, workers subsists on tips and live under tight control. Many theorists are noted inclusive of Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Social Workers Leadership and Management

    A 5 page paper discussing differences in management considerations of professionals as opposed to hourly service workers, such as the employees of a fast food restaurant. The view of the employee as someone who needs to be watched constantly is an outdated one that precludes the need for leadership. This is particularly untrue for professionals involved in social work. There are issues of governance that must be addressed and rganizations need to have specific procedures in place of course. They also need to have the means to ensure accountability. Most social workers are committed to their jobs in terms of ideology and personal conviction, however. They are unlikely to require much if any supervision for the purposes of ensuring productivity. Adherence to procedure and creative solutions to administrative problems are of greater issue for social worker supervisors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Theme of Pleasure in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Plato's The Republic, and Thomas More's Utopia

    A six page paper which compares and contrasts the concept of pleasure in the three works, with particular reference to the difference between physical, mental and apiritual pleasure, and the importance of rationality and wisdom to a civilised society.

  • A Cybernetics and Systems Science Overview

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the concepts, and explores the differences between first order and second order cybernetics. Family systems are explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Media and Body Image

    A 5 page paper which considers the importance that media images of body shape have on the way that individuals, especially teenage girls, perceive themselves and whether this may be related to the recent increase in the incidence of eating disorders amongst this group. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Post 1970 U.S. Interracial Marriages

    A 5 page paper which examines the reasons why these couples marry, the differences in these marriages, relationships with family and friends, and having children. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Abused Foster Children and Coping Strategies

    This 5 page paper examines a study that indicated foster children that have suffered from sexual or physical abuse use divergent coping strategies that are non productive and make successful placements more difficult due to the way they are more self reliant. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Western English Society and Male and Female Suicidal Behavior

    15 pages in length. Suicide: The quest to end one's life by means other than natural death. That a person would want to commit suicide is clearly indicative of a severe mental disorder that leads to feelings of hopelessness and despair; that men are far and away more prone to taking their own lives is indicative of pressures inherent to the male gender in a civilized society. Indeed, living in today's world requires a strong mental and emotional stamina in order to deal with the myriad issues and concerns with which people are bombarded on a regular basis. For the most part, people deal with these periodic problems in typical fashion by addressing the issue and seeking resolution; for others, however, even seemingly insignificant problems are blown up into catastrophic circumstances where the individual is unable to cope. When things begin to reach a breaking point and the person believes there is no end in sight, the most attractive lure by which to escape this torment is suicide. Both Canada and the United States, two western English speaking societies, have high statistical findings in relation to national suicide that indicate a significantly higher rate among men than women. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Overview of Music Therapy

    A 6 page research paper that defines and discusses what music therapy is, how it is used, and who uses it. The writer discusses how music is acknowledged through the health care industry as a valuable therapeutic tool. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A History and Sociological Overview of Prostitution

    A 7 page research paper that offers a brief history of prostitution, which is analyzed according to several sociological perspectives: functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Corporate America Communications and Cultural Diversity

    This 10 page paper looks at cultural diversity and how it has impacted communications in the United States. Affirmative action is looked at as well. The paper argues that cultural diversity programs have failed and explores why this is the case. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Literature Review on Stress Agents

    7 pages in length. The writer discusses stress agents as they relate to second- hand smoke adolescent marijuana use; unemployment (women); alcoholism in fathers; and excessive clutter. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Research Methods, Quantitative vs. Qualitative

    This is a 20 page paper comparing and contrasting qualitative and quantitative research methods. Qualitative research methods are considerably different from those of quantitative research methods. Qualitative research methods are considered to be more dynamic, interactive and holistic in their approach than quantitative methods which are considered more deductive in their reasoning, objective in their observations, more defined and static in their collection, analysis and reporting. While qualitative methods provide for more narrative and detailed reports of certain phenomenon, quantitative methods allow for the study of larger populations and therefore can allow for more generalizations about a phenomenon. Whichever method is used for a particular study, researchers agree that the method should be appropriate for the subject being studied. Largely, quantitative methods are used in the physical sciences whereas studies in the social sciences lean toward qualitative methods or a combination of both research methods. Both methods are also supported by different aspects of quality, credibility, reliability and validity throughout their methodology. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Causes and Conditions of Homelessness

    A 6 page paper which examines many of the conditions which lead to homelessness and those conditions which involve the homeless. The paper discusses socioeconomic concerns, physical and psychological health issues, and environmental issues. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Medical Experts and the Decline in Trust

    This 5 page paper argues that with increased class mobility, changing class structures and social norms, and increased information flow individuals have a declining trust in the knowledge and abilities of experts. This is demonstrated by an examination of the changing role of doctors in an era of alternative medicine and awareness of medical negligence combined with individual specialisation. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Connection Between Social Work and Sociology

    A 5 page paper. It could be said that social work is the practical application of sociological theories and perspectives but it is more than that. This essay first defines and explains what sociology is and what social work is. From there, the writer discusses the integration of other disciplines, such as psychology, in the practice of social work. Two examples are discussed – the research regarding alcoholics and the practice of collaboration in social work. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Sexually Deviantl Behavior

    This 9 page paper asks whether or not there is such a thing as deviant sexual behavior. How the psychological community treats homosexuality and other supposed deviant behaviors is evaluated. Societal norms are discussed. Well known theorists such as Foucault are referenced. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Suicide by Emile Durkheim and its Relevance

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the work, but primarily discusses the applicability of the book in today's world, more than a century after he wrote it. Issues such as changing aspects of marriage and religious life are discussed as are other social variables that have changed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Atlanta Homeless Families' Overview

    This 7 page paper provides data and statistical information about homeless families in the world, the United States, Georgia and most specifically Atlanta. The problem of homelessness is addressed. An overview of one shelter is provided. There is a decided focus on homeless families and available resources for women and children. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Emile Durkheim's Suicide and the Response of Anthony Giddens

    This is a 6 page paper discussing Giddens’ response to Durkheim’s suicide. Anthony Giddens is a modern day sociologist who has proposed a new theory of “structuration” which he considers as his “concern to develop an ontological framework for the study of human social activities”. In doing this, Giddens offers a more expansive and open method in the study of society and institutions in which he hopes will offer an alternative to many of the traditional sociological methods used. Emile Durkheim in his study on “Suicide” provided one of the first systematic presentations of suicide as a sociological phenomenon. Consistent with the functionalist theories however, Durkheim offered three definitions of suicide, egoistic, altruistic and anomic, which were all functional aspects of society. Giddens believed that the functionalist argument could not possibly account for the various factors influencing suicide and within his argument and general dismisses much of Durkheim’s definitions. He also presents other misunderstandings and controversies which surrounded Durkheim’s study on suicide which somewhat validate his claim that the functionalist perspective is not complete in its relation to the discussion of suicide. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Literature Review on Sexual Orientation and Risk of Suicide

    This 7 page paper looks at several studies on suicide as it respects sexual orientation. Literature on the subject is presented and Durkheim's findings on suicide are briefly introduced as a springboard for discussion. Statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Interpersonal and Sexual Relationship Commitment

    This 20 page paper explores the topics of commitment in interpersonal and commitment in sexual relationships beginning with an introduction to the concept of commitment – what is it, what does it mean in today's world, and the conclusions of two studies looking into commitment between dating couples. The writer then discuses the ethics of commitment and sexual ethics, a very hot topic in today's world, most of which focuses on the relationship of homosexual couples; next, is a discussion of the theology of commitment. The writer asserts that God wants us to make commitments, first to Him and then to others in our lives but where does commitment fit in this disposable world. The last section addresses pastoral care and counseling, premarital, marital, and divorce. Here, the different types of families are identified along with the ways in which some pastors face the challenge of these diverse families, including the lesbian or gay couple. An approach that has been remarkably successful in reducing the number of divorces is explained in this section. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Nursing Practice and Types of Research Methodologies

    A paper which considers the relative merits of action research and phenomenology in relation to nursing practice, particularly in terms of the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

  • Hate Speech

    8 pages. This is a controversial topic concerning the freedom of speech. There are many hate groups in the United States, and they maintain they have the freedom to speak about what they want to. This paper will consider what hate speech involves, the proponents of hate speech, as well as the disadvantages and the writer's personal opinion regarding hate speech. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Patriarchal Societal Aspects of Great Britain

    This 6 page paper argues that Britain is still a patriarchal society despite the apparent levels of equality. The paper considers the cultural, political, social and sexual attitudes and the supporting societal structures. The bibliography cites 190 sources.

  • Race Concept and its History

    14 pages in length. Drawing upon the work of David Goldberg's "Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning," one can readily argue that idea of race has always combined references to what is seen as natural (fixed) and social construct, suggesting that very divergent discourses have been implemented over time as a means by which to account for human diversity within the colonial context of European and non-European differences. Furthermore, the notion of race is not inherent to biology, but rather it is a social and cultural classification that has been erroneously attributed to biological implication. The writer discusses the concept of race from the Puritan colonization to present-day criminal justice system. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Gangs and Children

    5 pages. Children who join gangs have a high level of alienation. Includes hypothesis, methodology, research needs, variables, methods of analysis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dystopian and Utopian Literature from 1500-2000

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the type of literature to emanate from the time period. Apocalyptic literature is touched on. Machiavelli's The Prince is one work that is explored. More's Utopia is also discussed. The paper focuses on literature in the 1500s but also goes touches on the centuries to follow. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Dystopian and Utopian Literature from 1500-2000

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the type of literature to emanate from the time period. Apocalyptic literature is touched on. Machiavelli's The Prince is one work that is explored. More's Utopia is also discussed. The paper focuses on literature in the 1500s but also goes touches on the centuries to follow. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Male Perspective on 'Lookism'

    5 pages in length. Society is filled with various 'isms' that serve to define and ultimately separate the groups for which these words were created. While some of these expressions are beneficial to people as a whole – patriotism, heroism – the vast majority – racism, sexism, genderism, ageism – are used in a negative connotation as a means by which to sequester certain portions of society. In keeping with this alienating attitude, lookism has become yet another standard on this long list of 'isms," with the male perspective one of the most important aspects of its existence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Seeing History Through Hill's, Hobsbawm's, Thompson's, and Marx's Eyes

    This 10 page paper looks at Marxist ideas and technique as well as how other theorists view history. Each theorist is discussed in his own right, but all are compared and contrasted to one another's thinking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • History of Colonial Order Construction

    A 10 page contention that the same construction of the colonial order which has determined much of our history also controls many aspects of our contemporary world. This contention is presented with the backdrop of the historical interaction which occurred between colonizers and the colonized to emphasize that the same scenario is unfolding today even in countries like the United States as our tendency for the world view of “us” verses “them” determines our relations with one another. With such recent incidents as the Rodney King beating, a beating forever etched into our minds by the modern technological marvel of the video camera, the construction of the colonial order has progressed forward from the pages of history and into our contemporary social consciousness. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Right and Left Wing Politics in India

    This 14 page paper looks at politics in India and how in recent years, it has been gradually changing from left to right. Marxism is explored, especially how it has existed in India. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Need for Privacy

    Man is a social creature, but still needs privacy. This 3 page paper looks at why there may be a desire for privacy and seeks to identify patterns within that desire for privacy. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • The Problem of Poverty: A Look at Santa Rosa, Florida

    This 6 page paper includes a 9 PowerPoint slide presentation and extensive notes. Statistics are included. Poverty is discussed in general. Theories are relayed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Media and Body Image

    A 7 page paper which examines how media influences body image in the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Classical/Choice Theory and the Death Penalty

    In seven pages this paper presents the pros and cons of the death penalty issue and then presents an argument based upon classical/choice theory that considers committing crimes to be an act of free will and that punishment should serve as a crime deterrence. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Research Proposal; Success Factors in Rehabilitation in Ugandan Prisons

    This 9 page paper is a research proposal to examine offender rehabilitation in Ugandan prisons. The paper is made up of a literature review, looking at prison issues and rehabilitation in Uganda along with relevant theories which may be used to assess their efficacy, the proposed hypotheses and a methodology. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Popular Culture of 1950s America

    This 12 page paper covers a variety of topics such as music, television, film, advertising and art, as well as others. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Essays on Gender and Sexuality

    This 4 page paper is divided into two essays. One focuses on work and the fact that there are feminine and masculine occupational roles. the other focuses on male sexuality and coming of age. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nature vs Nurture in “Born into Brothels”

    A 4 page examination of the importance of environment is shaping the lives of children of prostitutes in Calcutta India. The chance they are given to improve their lot in life is capitalized upon by some but not taken advantage of by others. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Human Behavior and “Chimpanzee Politics”

    This 13 page paper takes the book “Chimpanzee Politics” by Frans de Waal as a springboard for answering five questions about the chimps described in the book, and how their behavior can be related to human behavior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Video Games and Social Responsibility

    In three pages this paper discusses the continued controversy surrounding the violent content of video games and considers whether or not video game designers have a social responsibility to eliminate the gratuitous violence and abuse of women that are prevalent in video games, an entertainment market that consists predominantly of children. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Age and Opinions on Illegal Immigration: A Review of Literature

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a review of literature on illegal immigration and the impact that age plays. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Medicaid and Abortions; A Literature Review

    This 3 page paper is a literature review looking at the social attitudes towards the provision of abortion through the Medicaid system. The paper focuses on Australia, but many points raised are universal. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Qualitative Research Questions

    A 20 research paper that answers specific questions that pertain to qualitative research. The writer particularly draws on Creswell's discussion of the five traditions of qualitative research. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • History of Aging

    A 3 page research paper that briefly explores t he history of aging, discussing the age considered to be "old," as well as such factors as retirement trends. The writer also discusses the increase in the older population how this might impact the plans of a student planning to teach sociology at the community college level. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Humor, Sexuality and Aging

    This 3 page paper uses two jokes about aging and sexuality to discuss society’s view of these issues, and how humor is used to express that view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Humor, Sexuality and Aging

    This 3 page paper uses two jokes about aging and sexuality to discuss society’s view of these issues, and how humor is used to express that view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Natalie: A Case Study Using the EBP Model in Social Work Practice

    This 4 page paper provides a fictitious case study. The case is evaluated using the evidence-based practice model. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Music as a Reflection of Society

    This 6 page paper takes a look at the history of music from the 1960s through the present day. The paper argues that popular music reflects society. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Erving Goffman's Dramaturgical Approach to Human Interaction

    A 7 page research paper that discusses Erving Goffman, one of the twentieth century's most influential sociologists, who developed and supported a dramaturgically oriented approach to explaining the world of human interaction and behavior (De Boer, 1994). This approach to sociology holds promise in regards to both understanding the nature of human behavior in everyday life and also in regards to utilizing this perspective within the context of cultural and art experiences that are designed to have a positive impact on public participation in the arts. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Considerations in Blended Families

    A 4 page look at a case study involving the large blended family of of Cherise Oozel and Rick Miller. This paper emphasizes the ways through which family function have been insured. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Children And Literature: Learning About Themselves In A Book

    3 pages in length. For children, the opportunity to learn about themselves in the context of culture and the surrounding world appears in a number of different ways: parents, family, teachers and clergy all work together to create a solid sense of self for the child. However, literature plays a critical role in how a child perceives himself as the characters play out in a particular story. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Children And Literature: Learning About Themselves In A Book

    3 pages in length. For children, the opportunity to learn about themselves in the context of culture and the surrounding world appears in a number of different ways: parents, family, teachers and clergy all work together to create a solid sense of self for the child. However, literature plays a critical role in how a child perceives himself as the characters play out in a particular story. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Effect of Childhood Experience of Sex Abuse on Marriage

    A 12 page research paper/literature review that examines the effects of childhood sexual abuse on women within the context of marriage. This literature review investigates the findings of empirical research and what this body of information reveals about the precise effects of childhood abuse on the relationships of adult women, with a particular regard for how a history of child abuse has an effect on their marriages. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Social Security Versus The American Dream

    3 pages in length. The realization of achieving the "American Dream" based upon the limited resources of average social security income and a modest private pension is vastly different when constructing a monthly budget for men versus women; however, while males earn $250 more than their female counterparts based upon 2004 statistics, it does not make them much more capable of attaining the spoils of the American Dream unless their expectations have dropped considerably as their age has increased. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Casino Gambling Should be Prohibited

    This 6 page paper provides an argument suggesting that casino gaming should be illegal in the United States. Arguments include the fact that casinos attract crime. Gambling addiction is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Proposal to Investigate the Social and Cultural Influences on Drinking Among Young Adults in Britain

    This 9 page paper is an outline proposal to investigate the social and cultural influences on excessive alcohol consumption by the under 25 year olds in Britain. The paper gives an introduction, explains why the research is important, discusses how the research will be undertaken and gives a sample questionnaire. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Biological, Psychological, and Social Obstacles to Understanding Transsexuality

    In five pages this paper examines transsexuality within biological, psychological, and social contexts with references to Joyce Meyerowitz’s How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States and George Chauncey’s Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, with the theme of misunderstanding transsexualism also addressed within the context of Sigmund Freud’s essay, ‘Sexual Aberrations.’ There are no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Cliques

    3 pages in length. Social groups play an integral role in establishing a positive self-image as well as learning how to interact with others. However, there are some types of groups that can actually be more detrimental to students' social skills when they isolate and incorrectly define their members in others' eyes. Cliques - groups of a select few who share a common characteristic - can work in either direction, with some like academic clubs helping to bring out an otherwise socially inexperienced student, while others like a collection of the most popular girls serves to classify them as elitists who consider others below them. The way cliques are fashioned makes the difference between whether they prove beneficial or harmful to students' social skills. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Meaning of Tattoos and Body Piercing

    This 6 page paper discusses tattoos and other forms of body art, and what they mean to various people, including gang members. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Problems of Adolescence

    This 3 page paper discusses drug abuse, early sexual activity and delinquency, and what parents’ and teens’ response might be to each of these behaviors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • In Favor of Same-Sex Marriage - With Qualifications

    A 6 page paper examining same-sex marriage. The question of same-sex marriage calls to question all manner of complications that can arise from the marriage of individuals of the same sex. The recommendation is that same-sex marriage be allowed, but that same-sex couples' right to marry not eclipse the right of Christian organizations to determine their own course and how they choose to operate. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Blood In, Blood Out

    This 3 page paper considers the characters in the film “Blood In, Blood Out” and argues that Merton’s theory of the “American dream” and Shaw and MacKay’s theory of “zones of transition” are the best tools to use to describe their lives as shown in the film. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Misunderstanding Homosexuality and Gay Relationships from Psychological, Biological, and Social Perspectives:

    In seven pages this paper examines the impetus for the gay riots and subsequent Gay Revolution that took place in June-July 1969 at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn as chronicled in David Carter’s Stonewall and also examines the misunderstandings associated with homosexuality and gay relationships from biological, psychological, and social perspectives. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • MUSIC AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE

    This 3-page paper discusses how music impacts American culture. The two examples used are hip-hop/rap and disco. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • MUSIC AND ITS IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE

    This 3-page paper discusses how music impacts American culture. The two examples used are hip-hop/rap and disco. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Discussion on Articles 1 - 4; Rights of Children and Health

    This 5 page paper discusses four articles concerning abuse and neglect of children, the right to healthcare, the right to education and child labor. Each article is discussed and progress towards the stated goals is assessed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Poverty and the Typification of Poverty in the U.S.

    This 3 page paper discusses poverty and the typification of poverty as a social problem in the U.S. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Family Corporal Punishment and the Impact It Has on Children

    This 10 page paper considers each of corporal punishment on children within a family environment. The paper spots by defining what is meant by corporal punishments and then goes on to consider the short and long-term consequences to those who suffer from corporal punishment. Issues considered include the physical, psychological and psychosocial results of corporal punishment on individuals, families and society as a home. The paper then goes on to consider some of the approaches which may be adopted in order to avoid the need for parents to use corporal punishment. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Fast Food Nation

    A 4 page paper discussing several points of Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" in memo format. The paper discusses slaughterhouse operations; marketing to children; and the link between fast food and obesity. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Six Annotated Bibliographies: Eating Disorders and the Media

    This 54 page paper comprises 6 annotated bibliographies about eating disorders and the media.

  • Immigration, Pros and Cons

    An 8 page research paper that discusses the pro and cons of the immigration debate, offering an overview of immigration policy that considers history, as well as the present. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Making Hunting A Deviant Behavior

    6 pages in length. Society is filled with activities not readily classified as deviant within the scope of acceptance when enough people consider them "normal" by cultural standards. The United States - which may have more routine actions deemed normal than other countries because of its multicultural composition - relishes the "sport" of boxing where men purposely inflict pain and injury upon one another to determine who is the best. Americans also enjoy taking the lives of other animals in the name of recreation and then displaying the stuffed anatomy as an example of man's superiority and prowess. The two activities have only one difference: people can decide to put themselves in harms way while animals cannot, an ethical and environmental connotation that demands hunting be deemed deviant. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How Cults are Formed and Maintained

    This 5 page paper examines various cults, defines the concept and talks about how cults first form and how they are maintained. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gilded Era/Welfare Reform & The Elderly And Privacy

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses Tammany in the Gilded Era, attempts toward welfare reform and how the elderly lose privacy when they enter permanent health care facilities. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Vera Drake

    A 4 page sociological review of the film Vera Drake. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Vera Drake

    A 4 page sociological review of the film Vera Drake. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Domestic Violence and African Americans

    A 3 page consideration of the factors that contribute to domestic violence. While blacks might seem more prone to domestic violence, numerous factors are at play in creating that suggestion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bullying and How to Address It

    An 8 page paper assesses the probable causes of bullying. The author presents a research proposal to quantify the relationship between bullying, violent media content, and shyness. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 1990s' Consumer Influence of Fashion Magazines

    This is a 27 page paper discussing the influence of fashion magazines throughout history on consumer society, culture and their status in the 1990s. The history of the fashion industry in relation to cultural influences, consumerism and the projected images of women and men in today’s society has led to a great deal of research in the fields of sociology, psychology and economics. While fashion magazines have changed their format a great deal in the past century as today their pages contain over one third in advertisements, their content has also changed a great deal. Initially the focus of fashion magazines was women’s clothing and the models were portrayed as older elite women who replaced the dolls previously used. Although women models replaced the dolls, there was no emphasis on the body of the woman. Men did not appear in advertisements and no close-ups were taken of the models. The influence of the fashion magazine on the female consumer at the beginning of the 20th century reflected the expectations of society in regards to conservative or opulent looks depending on the decade. Today, fashion magazines tend to reflect the standards, or lack of standards, as now seen in the music and media industries. Models within fashions magazines, both men and women, are seen as the disturbingly images that continuously reflect not necessarily the expectations of society but the unreal and artificial world of the media. Studies in focus groups have found that most women and men feel that they can discern from the images presented in fashion magazines those images which are more “realistic” than others. In addition, it appears that in regards to consumer choice, fashion magazines are considered one of the less reliable sources available to consumers who prefer peer, family and local store recommendations over that of fashion magazines which appear as unreliable and unrealistic in regards to most situations and events. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Gwen Harwood and her Poetry

    A 5 page essay on change that focuses on the poem "Suburban Sonnet" by Gwen Harwood. Using this poem, the writer discusses how motherhood involves change for the protagonist of the poem and to women in general. The positives and negatives of motherhood are discussed, with the conclusion that motherhood can be process that facilitates the growth of self. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Gwen Harwood and her Poetry

    A 5 page essay on change that focuses on the poem "Suburban Sonnet" by Gwen Harwood. Using this poem, the writer discusses how motherhood involves change for the protagonist of the poem and to women in general. The positives and negatives of motherhood are discussed, with the conclusion that motherhood can be process that facilitates the growth of self. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 'Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling' by Lawson et al

    5 pages in length. The extent to which Lawson et al (1984) provide a thorough and comprehensive insight to the issue of chemical dependency counseling is both grand and far-reaching. "Essentials of Chemical Dependency" explores every possible nuance of successful intervention, as well as furnishes in-depth explication of the multiple elements associated with the overall counseling process, such as understanding the difference between gender and chemical dependency, different counseling approaches, cultural implications of chemical dependency, as well as an entire chapter dedicated to the ethics of counseling. No additional sources cited.

  • Adolescent Girls' Sexuality and the Impact of Divorce

    This 5 page paper looks at study questions and a hypothesis regarding the effects of parental divorce on girls. Relevant literature is reviewed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Adolescent Girls' Sexuality and the Impact of Divorce

    This 5 page paper looks at study questions and a hypothesis regarding the effects of parental divorce on girls. Relevant literature is reviewed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Structured Family Theory of Minuchin and Family Dysfunction

    A 6 page overview of a family as an interrelated series of components. Presenting a fictional case study, this paper provides a genogram of the major relationships and an analysis of the family unit under Minuchin’s theory of the structured family. Bibliography lists 5 sources

  • Elites Make the Laws, Not 'the People'

    This 3 page paper argues that society is divided by class and that laws are made by the elite. The United States is used as an example of this. Marxism is used as the theoretical base. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Critical Reading of a Passage from Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club

    This 2.5 page paper focuses on one passage in this book by Chuck Palahniuk. The narrator has just been beaten in a fight, he and Tyler can see his image in the blood on the floor. This paper is an interpretation of this scene based on the Bible. The writer offers an analogy of the image of the narrator and Veronica's veil. Veronica was the woman who wiped Christ's face at Cavalry. The writer also provides an analogy between the rules of the club and the Ten Commandments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Contemporary Studies of Formative Sexual Experiences

    This is a 15 page paper discussing formative sexual experiences. Formative sexual experiences are those which relate to initial sexual intercourse and in most social science investigations are based on heterosexual relations. Chapter 9: Formative Sexual Experiences in “The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States” by Laumann et al in 1994, reports the trends found in a national survey done in the United States. Generally, it was found by the investigators that there has been a steady decline in age over the past forty years in regards to first intercourse and this is consistent with other studies. Other results of the study found that men’s motive for their first sexual experience is largely that of sexual curiosity while women motivations are more emotionally based. Other results found that one in twenty women reported being forced for her first sexual intercourse and a substantial proportion of men and women reported preadolescent sexual conduct with adults. In relation to other studies conducted, Laumann’s results are consistent with those reported in the United States but some factors differ from studies conducted in other areas of the world such as New Zealand, Norway, and Thailand to name a few. While all studies reported that the age of initial sexual experience is declining, the long lasting effects on relationships are not always considered to be negative as reported in a New Zealand study and females and males differ in their sexual motivations in Nordic society. The differences in the studies are often based on the differences on the social norms and structures of each society and because of this Laumann’s report can only be taken in the context of American society in the early 1990s. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and the Family

    This 16 page paper argues that the ideal family may be seen as a place of safety, but in reality it may pose dangers to those members inside the family with the ideal perception acting as a shield to help hide the dangers. The paper focuses on domestic violence and child abuse. The bibliography cites 24 sources.

  • Analyzing Suicide A Study in Sociology by Emile Durkheim

    This is a 10 page paper discussing Emile Durkheim’s text “Suicide: A Study in Sociology”. Emile Durkheim’s text “Suicide: A Study in Sociology” (1897) was considered one of the first studies in the social sciences which used a purely scientific and methodological approach to study a social phenomenon. Suicide, for the large part, previously was considered an individual act focused upon mainly by psychologists. Durkheim however related the individual act of suicide to the cohesiveness or imbalance within society. According to Durkheim, during the age of industrialization throughout the 1800s, the incidence of suicides increased as a result of the demise of the traditional social institutions such as the church and social guilds which could not be replaced by the goals of wealth and the division of labor. Suicides were the result of an imbalance of two major social forces: social integration and moral regulation. Durkheim’s focus on the influence of social forces on the individual was highly controversial during his time as it undermined the concepts of “free will and individual moral agency”. Nevertheless, Durkheim managed to establish sociology and the social sciences as one of the major areas of study within France and his theories and methods are still considered significant in contemporary sociology, more than a century later. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Parr, Sutherland, and Bullen Article Analysis on Urban and Rural Children's Labor and Economic Responsibilities

    This is a 10 page paper discussing economic and labor responsibilities in children in rural farm families and urban working class children. Joy Parr’s chapter “Apprentice or Adopted” (1994) and Neil Sutherland’s chapter “The Working Lives of Modern Pioneers” (1997) tell of the work ethics, expectations, patriarchal control, family economic status, and gender role development in rural households and communities. Parr addresses the enterprising structure of families on farms which in addition to their gendered-role structure in which all members of families must contribute to the maintenance of the farm, also takes into account the position of immigrant children apprentices. While many farm children are unable to attend schools because of obligations on the farm, this is further diminished in regards to the immigrant children who have fewer educational opportunities than farm children. Sutherland’s work further argues the opportunities which are missed by rural children who are not always able to go to school because of work obligations on the farm. He argues that urban children, who do not have these same obligations, are therefore offered more educational opportunities and subsequent professional opportunities. John Bullen in his article “Hidden Workers: Child Labour and the Family Economy in Late Nineteenth-Century Urban Ontario” (1992) takes this argument one step further. While agreeing that rural children are at a disadvantage because of their labor obligations, so too are urban working class children who also live within family structures where every family member must contribute either in labor or wages in order to sustain the family lifestyle. In all cases, middle and upper class children who do not have the same labor obligations are given more educational, professional and social mobility opportunities in their stead. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Arguments for English Only Laws in the U.S. Both For and Against

    4 pages in length. The debate over whether English-only laws will actually help or hinder the issues of social and cultural determinism is one that has both sides in an uproar. A number of recent events and protests have made it clear that there exists a distinct dividing line with regard to the inherent benefits of a bilingual American society. Not only is this concept a hot potato within the ethnic community, but it has also served to touch upon a raw nerve with the general public, as well. No bibliography.

  • Manager's Toolbox Website and Peru's 3rd Sector

    This 6 page paper discusses the Third Sector, i.e., private, nonprofit organizations and also comments on the Manager's Toolbox, a Web site for the nonprofit manager. The emphasis is on Peru. The essay first identifies the type of theoretical approach and type of development regime for nonprofits as they exist in Peru. It then reports some useful data found at the Manager's Toolbox site. The writer then goes on to further discuss how the nonprofit sector operates in Peru and concludes with comments to the effect that the Manager's Toolbox is very helpful for American nonprofit managers but not for one investigating Peru. Bibliography lists 3 sites.

  • Babies and Bach

    An 11 page research paper (which includes a 3/4 page abstract), which addresses the trend of playing classical music in utero and in early childhood in the hopes of creating a child prodigy. The writer examines literature pertaining to what scientists know about fetal development, that is, when a fetus develops the ability to hear and how well it can hear. Then, literature is examined that pertains to what possible beneficial effect, if any, can be attributed to listening to classical music. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Sexual Terrorism and Pornography Propaganda

    A 14 page overview of the issues surrounding pornography. The author addresses the question of whether pornography is the propaganda of sexual terrorism by assessing public viewpoints on the issues. The results are rather unexpected. Indeed, not only do students appear more receptive to pornography, the general public is generally apathetic to the issue. Even some feminist stand on the side of supporting pornography and view it as a natural expression of sexuality. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Readings on Family Reunion Theme

    A 5 page paper which examines the theme of family reunions through various readings. The literature discussed or examined is Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use,” Seamus Heaney’s poem “Mid-Term Break,” Kazuo Ishiguro’s “A Family Supper,” Sam Shepard’s play “True West,” and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead’s “Dan Quayle Was Right.” No additional sources cited.

  • Brook and Tseng's Research on the Correlation Between Negativity and Anger in Toddlers and Drug Use by Parents

    A 3 page overview of this 1996 study published in “Genetic, Social & General Psychology Monographs”. This paper reviews the researchers’ hypotheses, methods and conclusion. The researchers find that the mediational model hypothesis that one parental factor is capable of mediating the impact of another parental factor in terms of child behavior is supported.

  • Brook and Tseng's Research on the Correlation Between Negativity and Anger in Toddlers and Drug Use by Parents

    A 3 page overview of this 1996 study published in “Genetic, Social & General Psychology Monographs”. This paper reviews the researchers’ hypotheses, methods and conclusion. The researchers find that the mediational model hypothesis that one parental factor is capable of mediating the impact of another parental factor in terms of child behavior is supported.

  • Florida and Foster Care

    A 15 page paper. The primary focus of this paper is the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and more specifically, the foster care system. The subtopic is mental health issues facing children in foster care. The essay reports data regarding the incidence of mental health and behavioral disorders among children and youth, in general, and among children in the foster care system, in particular. A great deal of data regarding children in Florida's foster care system are included. Numerous cases of Florida's mishandling of foster care children in included, including the "loss" of over 500 youngsters. The writer illustrates through examples how the Florida DCF has failed children. These issues are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Issue of Equality and Efforts to Achieve Equality

    This 6 page paper discusses the following quote; “the symmetrical view of equality ignores actual imbalances of power in society, whereby women and ethnic minorities continue to be subjected to disadvantages and detriment... More recently equality has moved beyond equal treatment” . The paper examines what is meant by equality and how equality measured in results may be more important than the equality of opportunity. The paper includes discussion on prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and positive discrimination. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Claims According to EEOC Guidelines

    This 4 page paper provides an overview on how people can make claims for discrimination or harassment under EEOC guidelines. How an employer should react if a grievance is filed against the company is also included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Nature and Function of Humor

    A 10 page research paper that analyzes the nature and function of humor, focusing specifically on "low brow" or working class humor. This examination of humor among working class people demonstrates that humor has been employed to deflect and soften the vicissitudes of economic, social, and political life, as well define and critique societal inequalities. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • American History X Film and Portrayal of Group Norms

    A 5 page paper. Every group develops norms of behavior. Group norms are the behaviors that are expected of each member of the group. This essay discusses three group norms that were demonstrated in the group of friends in this film. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Individual Choices and Qualitative and Quantitative Data Approaches

    This 4 page paper considers the different types of data; quantitative and qualitative and who they may be used to determine and influence life choices of an individual. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • British Soap Opera Coronation Street and Transsexuality

    A 3 page overview of the issues revolving around the inclusion of a transsexual character in the classic British soap opera “Coronation Street”. The author suggests that this inclusion is a reflection of the change which society is undergoing in regard to our perceptions of gender and sexuality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • British Soap Opera Coronation Street and Transsexuality

    A 3 page overview of the issues revolving around the inclusion of a transsexual character in the classic British soap opera “Coronation Street”. The author suggests that this inclusion is a reflection of the change which society is undergoing in regard to our perceptions of gender and sexuality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Bullying and How to Address It

    An 8 page paper assesses the probable causes of bullying. The author presents a research proposal to quantify the relationship between bullying, violent media content, and shyness. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Does Interaction Between Racial/Ethnic Groups Reduce Prejudice? Yes!

    In seven pages this paper considers the hypothesis that racial and ethnic group interaction reduces prejudice by examining relevant research and considering how to encourage such interaction. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Social Justice : Hiv/Aids, Obesity, Aging

    A 4 page paper divided into two parts. The fist part discusses social justice and HIV/AIDS and obesity; the second part discusses the aging population and how social workers can help. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sociological Analysis of Paul Haggis’ Film Crash

    In five pages this paper presents an analysis of this 2004 Academy Award winning film, considering such topics as how the film categorizes people, how it makes its claim, its audience, humanitarian themes, personalization, and examines whether or not Crash can be regarded as a white supremacist film. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Critique of Familie Theories

    3 pages in length. The theory of structural functionalism serves as a basis upon which the nuclear family operates, whereby the man/husband is provider and the woman/wife nurtures him and the children. This traditional perspective also incorporates family values that adhere to conventionality and temperance, a duality that is constantly being challenged by the contemporary shift in core family values other theories demonstrate, not the least of which includes conflict, feminist and LBGT. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Sociological Analysis of Religion

    This 4 page paper examines religion in society through three sociological paradigms. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Illegal Immigration

    A 4 page paper which examines the pros and cons regarding illegal immigration. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Applying the Singapore Association of Counseling (SAC) Ethics Code to a Case Study

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Written in 4 parts the first part looks at the way that events in the case breach the Singapore Association of Counseling (SAC) Ethics Code, at the events that are unprofessional but do not breach the code. The paper then goes on to identify sections of the ethics code that may be surprising or difficult to comply with and then areas where there are weaknesses and improvements would be beneficial. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Terrorists and Their Methods of Torture

    This 8 page paper discusses the types of torture methods terrorists are likely to use on their hostages, and the reasons for such torture. It also discusses torture in general and so-called “torture lite.” Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Advertising and Consumerism

    A 3 page paper which examines the impact of print media advertising on consumerism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Finding Peace in a Culture of War

    This 8 page paper considers the way that a culture of war can develop, and defines a culture of peace by looking at the concept of a culture of war. The concepts are then applied to Africa, where there are many conflicts, and used to determine the way that nations might find lasting peace. The bibliography cites 9 sources

  • Does the Voluntary Sector Subsidize Government Spending?

    This 8 page paper considers the way that voluntary labor is used and whether it is an action supported by unselfish people or if it is more important and integral to the economy. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Protest Literature, Valdez And "Los Vendidos"

    3 pages in length. Playing the stereotype card is the most effective of all possible ways for Valdez to point out misconceptions people have about others; indeed, it is an appropriate tool for other ethnic groups to display their discontent as well. As minorities, Chicanos are not created equal in many numbers of ways based upon a protocol established by another race entirely, a distorted attribute of human existence that otherwise defines and limits their collective ability to seamlessly assimilate into white society. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Suicide And Sociological Theories

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses suicide in relation to functionalist, control, feminist, symbolic interactionist and postmodern theories. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Research Results on Word Recall

    This 13 page paper is based on data supplied by the student following primary research assessing the way emotional and non emotional words are remembered. The paper includes the results discussion and an analysis of the results along with a discussion and assessment of limitations. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • CENSUS, POVERTY AND PORTRAITS

    This 3-page paper discusses poverty, types of people likely to be caught in poverty and initiatives to end poverty. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • What It Takes to be a Burglar

    This 3 page paper answers questions about burglary, based on interviews with three burglars.

  • Burglaries and Mitigation Strategies - Research Proposal

    This 12 page paper is based on research provided by the student. The first part of the paper outlines a research proposal to investigate the causes of burglary on a housing estate with the aim of identifying preventative measures which may be utilized most effectively in the area. The second part of the paper analyzes some of the data that was provided, looking at the potential influences the increase the likelihood of a burglary taking place. The last part of the paper designs a questionnaire to be used in subsequent research, commenting on why each question is being asked. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FAMILIES

    This 4-page paper discusses how families are involved in human trafficking and potential solutions to the issue. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Shootings in School

    An 8 page paper which examines and analyzes the cause of school shootings. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Sociology An Overview

    This 4 page paper defines sociology, contrasts it to anthropology and psychology, and describes some its historical figures and their contributions to the discipline. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Violence - the Monster that Torments Society

    This paper uses four literary works to argue that violence is endemic in society. Frankenstein, Heart of Darkness, War Child and How to Tame a Wild Tongue are used to give various examples of violent behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History of Cigarette Advertising

    A 14 page paper. Cigarette advertising began in the early 1900s. It was about 1924 when women were targeted as a market. Tobacco companies first had to dispel society’s mindset against women smoking. Three themes have dominated public relations campaigns and marketing campaigns directed towards women. These are discussed as is the timeline of advertising to women. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • An Economic Perspective in the Reduction of Child Labor

    This 5 page paper discusses the problem of child labor from an economics perspective and considers how, with the use of economic models, potential methods of reducing child labor may be identified and assessed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Proposed Study Concerning Adolescent Drug/Alcohol Use

    A 7 page research proposal that outlines the parameters of hypothetical qualitative study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Neoliberal, Radical and Transformationalist Approaches to Explain the Way Globalization Impacts on Culture

    This 10 page paper considers the impact of globalization has a culture of developing countries, with specific attention paid to India and China. The impact is considered in the framework of three approaches to globalization; the neo-liberal, radical and transformationalist approaches. The different approaches are discussed, along with the concept of globalization, and the evidence is considered in order to determine if one or more these models can be supported in the way globalization is manifesting in impacting culture. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Chaucer, St. Luke, Aristophanes and Their View of Social Issues

    This 3 page paper discusses social issues as explored in the Bible, Chaucer and ancient Greek comedy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Development in Aging

    A 3 page paper that begins with general comments about aging. The writer reports what people can do to age successfully during adulthood and late adulthood. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • White Like Me (Reaction)

    The book White Like Me is explored chapter by chapter in this 5 page paper. Personal observations are included. No additional sources are cited.

  • Durkheim's Theory of Suicide

    A 3 page paper. It is extremely difficult to find accurate figures on suicide in this country. Those data that were available are reported. One thing is certain, the incidence of suicide is increasing in Saudi. The paper discusses this issue and presents and discusses Durkheim’s theory of suicide, including description so the types of suicide he identified. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sorting Out the Advantages verses the Disadvantages of Various Adoption Types

    This 3 page paper weighs out the relative advantages and disadvantages of informal, private, public, and international adoptions. Closed verses open adoptions are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Four Dissertations on Interdisciplinary Social Work

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of interdisciplinarity in social work. The particular example of Black churches responding to the AIDS epidemic is utilized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Qualitative, Quantitative, Interpretive Research Methodology

    This four page paper compares and contrasts qualitative, quantitative, and interpretive research methodologies as they are utilized in these two disciplines. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Polygamy Among the Latter Day Saints

    This 3 page paper considers one case where three individuals were charged under Utah’s bigamy law. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Abortion Yes No or Maybe

    This 5 page paper explores the three opinions on the issue. The opinions of the Pro Choice camp is contrasted with that of the Pro Life Camp and of those that think abortion should be legal under specific circumstances like rape or incest. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Case for and Against the Decriminalization of Drugs

    This 11 page paper considers the arguments for and against the legalization of drugs, looking first at historical precedent in the way in which drugs had been utilized in the past, and in considering the links between drugs and crime, addiction and the problems associated with drugs being underground as well as the potential taxation benefits from the legalization of drugs. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • FEMALE PRISONER AND EMPOWERMENT

    This 5-page paper discusses the strength-based approach in helping a female prisoner cope when she's released into society. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Development of Male Stereotypes in Advertising

    This 4 page paper considers the way in which male gender stereotypes have emerged, first defining what is meant by the term gender stereotype and then applying it with specific attention to magazine advertising it and looking at traditional and newer stereotypes such as the ‘new man’ and the ‘metrosexual’. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Eating Disorders, Body Dissatisfaction and the Media

    This 6 page paper discusses the impact media images have on self-perception, body-satisfaction and eating disorders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Poverty in Rural China - The Impact of Social Work

    This is a 10 page paper that provides an overview of poverty in China. The potency of social work is established and intervention strategies for increasing access to social work are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Organizations, Communities, Poverty

    A 5 page paper that begins with definitions and a discussion of the natures of these two entities. The paper then discusses poverty and how it is defined and persistent poverty. The writer comments on the challenges of providing public health services to rural areas. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Censoring Rap Music Because Freedom of Speech Has Gone Too Far

    In five pages this paper examines why this musical genre should be banned in an assessment of pros and cons and also discusses whether or not such censorship is detrimental to society. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Decisions Influencing Home Ownership

    This 14 page paper is written in two parts. The first part is a complex mixture looking at the way in which home ownership is perceived by homeowners, and the influences that impact on whether an individual rents or purchases their own home, and how they make that decision. The second part of the paper identifies an area where the literature is weak, defined the research question and presents a research methodology. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Coordination of Aid Following the Floods in Pakistan

    This 3 page paper looks at an international disaster; the floods in Pakistan in July 2010 examining the way in which co-operation and collaboration with aid agencies took place. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Lessons Learned in Discrimination

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the writer's personal experiences with discrimination. A bias against the wealthy is revealed to be false in a personal anecdote. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

  • A Review of the California Foster Care System

    This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of the foster care system. The interactions of the system with the criminal justice system are emphasized. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Scenario with Cogntive Theory

    A 6 page paper that begins with a scenario of an unmarried couple with children. The essay explains sociocultural theory and cognitive theory and applies them to the scenario. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sexual Indulgence as Taught in the Satanic Bible

    This 4 page paper analyzes the contentions presented by Anton Szandor LaVey in the Satanic Bible. LaVey’s argument that people should use no restraint in their sexual activities is flawed from many perspectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Effective Communication Between the Sexes and the Cultures

    This 6 page paper details the impacts gender and culture can have on effective communication. Workplace communication can be affected by each. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Human Populations and the Density-Pathology Hypothesis

    This is a 12 page paper that explores the density-pathology hypothesis. Studies of animal and human populations inform a research proposal to further the topic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Human Populations and the Density-Pathology Hypothesis

    This is a 12 page paper that explores the density-pathology hypothesis. Studies of animal and human populations inform a research proposal to further the topic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Child Abuse Qualitative Study Proposal

    A 4 page research proposal that outlines the parameters for a study to assess whether being abused as a child puts a person at risk for becoming an abuser later in life. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Globalization, Inequality, and Poverty

    This 3 page paper discusses the statement that “we live in a world where poverty and inequality are increasing and increasing globalization has not benefited the poor countries”. The paper examines both sides of the argument using relevant data to support the arguments, before coming to a conclusion. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Case Study Assessment of Social Groups

    This 3 page paper evaluates social groups with the use of a case study. Various terms are utilized such as "in group," "out group," dyad and reference group. The case study involves a sixteen year old girl involved in a close friendship and these girls engage in other group relationships in school and at church. No bibliography.

  • Sexual Exploitation and the Trafficking of Women

    A 48 page paper presenting a comprehensive overview of human trafficking, particularly of women for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The introduction provides a general overview and insight into the extent of this crime. Human trafficking is reported to be the third most profitable illegal business in the world. The second section of the paper offers a feminist perspective on trafficking of women and girls into prostitution. Data include numbers from many different regions in the world. Estimates run as high as 2 million women and girls trafficked every year. Data support the premise that human trafficking is a gendered business, a backlash against feminism, according to one well-known author. The impact of globalization on sex trafficking is then explored. Countries are categorized as origin points, transition points or destination points. The classifications of numerous countries are reported, some of which fit into all three categories. International and national laws and agreements regarding human trafficking and particularly sex trafficking are reported in the next section. Two case studies are then reported: Ukraine and the Philippines. A summary and conclusions end the essay. Bibliography lists 50 sources.

  • Religion and its Origins According to Various Theorists

    This 8 page paper focuses on the book called Religion by James Thrower and looks at how religion came about, with the assumption that God does not exist. From this point of view, there are three areas of focus which are primitive belief systems, psychology and sociology. The theorists included with this paper are Malinowski, Jung and Marx. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • E Pluribus Unum Neighborhood Center Funding Proposal

    A 7 page paper discussing alternatives for the child care component of a community social program. The E Pluribus Unum Neighborhood Center (EPUNC) has come to a crisis point in funding, as is the case with so many other community programs. In this day of shrinking government budgets, government sources become less of an option seemingly with each passing day. The purpose here is to identify potential funding sources, as well as some community-based programs that can provide at least a portion of the labor needed at no charge. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sociology Q and A

    This 5 page paper answers three questions posed by a student. Topics covered include the application of Freudian psychology to social science, functionalism, conflict theory and interactionism and the application of feminism to social theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Social Effects of Hip Hop

    A 6 page paper discussing positive aspects of hip-hop’s influence on society. At present, at least the “clean” versions of much of today’s rap is beneficial to society in that it diminishes the effects of racial prejudice, as predicted by Lewin’s theory. It has the ability to overturn the typical power pattern common in the US in all other areas of life in that rappers overwhelmingly are African-American, being followed by legions of white teens. They are followed by black teens as well; the surprising factor is that millions of whites fall so easily into the step called by the music industry in general and hip-hop specifically. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hollywood Elite and Titanic Film by Director James Cameron

    This 4 page paper looks at the political economy of New Hollywood. A Marxist interpretation is provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Answers to Questions on Immigration History

    A 7 page paper which answers questions (asked by student requesting this essay) from Nancy Foner’s work “From Ellis Island to JFK.” No additional sources cited.

  • Overview of 2 Social Research Methodologies

    This 20-page paper examines examples of two research methodologies (interpretative and quantitative) through examining two sociological studies. Questions asked include limitations of these studies, as well as whether the methodologies used were the correct ones. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cultural Diversity and the Dynamism of History by Sasaki Takeshi

    5 pages in length. The writer provides a brief analysis of Takeshi's article. No bibliography.

  • Abusive Behavior, Consequences, and Responsibility

    A 3 page research paper that discusses, first of all, how people tend to rationalize abusive behavior to avoid taking responsibility and the importance of taking responsibility. Then, the writer explores some of the consequences to such actions. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Indian Politics and the Significance of Religion

    This 7 page paper addresses the significance of religion in India and why secularism is both desired but problematic. The caste system is discussed. The problem is looked at sociologically through the eyes of theorists like Durkheim and Marx. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Conflict Theory of Karl Marx and Views of Terrorism

    A 22 page paper that begins with a brief history of the evolution of terrorism, including the typologies of terrorism. Factors that have been linked to terrorism, such as poverty and lack of education are discussed. These two suggested causes, however, cannot be supported in more recent terrorist acts. Other causes cited in the literature are reported and discussed. The myths of terrorism, according to at least one author are reported. Marx's conflict theory is then explained and discussed as it might apply to terrorist acts in the past and in the present. The last section offers additional thoughts and a conclusion on the causes of terrorism. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Society, the Individual, and Sociology

    This 9 page paper explores the subject of individuality through works by sociologists such as Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Several theories are discussed inclusive of alienation and anomie. Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf is cited as an example of fiction that fits into this discussion. Suicide, as a ramification of anomie, is also included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Affirmative Action's History

    This 7 page paper provides a history of affirmative action, along with a look at its future. Many events and court cases are discussed inclusive of Bakke and Hopwood. Affirmative action is discussed as it respects both a legal and ideological timeline, and in the end it is thought that affirmative action will fizzle, in part due to the fact that diversity is embraced by many institutions. As recent Supreme Court decisions suggest, race should be one of a number of factors, but discriminatory practices should never be tolerated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Qualitative Research Rating Scales

    A 4 page paper discussing several scales intended to measure attitudes and perceptions. Each has benefits depending on the type of measurement being sought, but some have increased potential for introducing researcher bias into the study in which they are used. The purpose here is to discuss the relative merits of the Likert, Thurstone, Semantic Differential and Stapel scales. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Public Behavior and Interpersonal Relations

    This 4 page paper examines interpersonal relationships and how they change when information about them is made public. Attention is given to public behavior, taboos, and norms. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Koran Sections 'Women' and 'Cow' and Contemporary City Governments

    This 4-page paper focuses on quotes from the Koran (specifically from the sections "Cow" and "Women") and applies them to how city governments walk a thin line between passing laws to govern and giving in to mankind's need and instinct for pleasure.

  • Addressing the Causes of Juvenile Delinquency

    A 20 page discussion of the problem of juvenile delinquency. The author asserts that this problem can relate to a number of factors including the particulars of a child's home life, their socioeconomic status, etc. Finding a solution to juvenile delinquency, however, is not as easy as determining its causes. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

  • Dissertation Proposal for Autistic Children's Improved Social Interaction

    This 8 page paper proposes a study into the emotional aspect that influence social interaction of children aged 8 – 12 diagnosed as suffering from autism. The paper gives the goals of the study and conducts a brief literature review looking at supporting studies and looks at potential tools for measurement of social and emotional abilities. The paper also gives a brief methodology and outlines the expected results. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Leadership Study Literature Review

    A 20 page literature review that is designed to be used with a study on leadership that employs the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), developed by Kouzes and Posner in the late 1980s. While this review of pertinent literature does not solely address studies that have employed the LPI, this point is occasionally stressed, as this is the study instrument to be employed by the student researching this topic. In the following literature review, research studies are examined in which leadership was addressed in reference to gender, age, ethnicity and education. Bibliography lists 32 sources.

  • Social Work and Alcoholism

    A 13 page review of alcoholism as it pertains to the field of social work. This paper clarifies the relevance and delineates developmental stages, interventions, strengths and future projections. Includes a Roman Numeral Outline. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Volunteer Program Success and Staffing

    This 4 page paper begins by discussing Staffing the Volunteer Program Success by Susan J. Ellis, who emphasizes the importance of hiring a person to manage and supervise the volunteer program. The essay then brings in other authors who have written on the same topic. Statistical data regarding the number of volunteers and their worth in America are included. A six-step process for managing the program is outlined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • UK Qualitative Study Proposal on Understanding the Effects of Sexual Abuse on Adult Learning Disabilities

    This 10 page paper give a detailed proposal for a study to determine the level of acceptance and understanding of sex abuse in adults with learning disabilities. The paper includes a comprehensive literature review followed by a methodology for qualitative primary research. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Premarital Counseling Effects Upon Marriage Length

    An 8 page paper describing a quantitative study assessing whether pre-marital counseling positively affects length of marriage. Despite all of the attention that the problem of divorce receives, divorce rates continue to increase. Most couples do not undergo pre-marital counseling, which anecdotally is viewed as being beneficial in strengthening and preserving marriages. The hypothesis tested here is that couples who undergo pre-marital counseling remain married longer than those who do not; results of the empirical study support the hypothesis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Human Relations and the Differences Between Quantitative and Qualitative Research

    This 7-page paper defines the difference between qualitative and quantitative research and discusses which might be best for use in human relations research. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Female Communications and Body Language

    A 3 page paper which illustrates how women use body language to communicate. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Functionalist Perspective on Gender Wage Discrimination

    This 9 page paper examines a newspaper article which reports the gap between the average female wage and the average male wage has decreased and consider how this may be interpreted, After examining the article and what it means the event it is reported is examined from a functionalist approach, using the work of Emile Durkheim, to explain why and how it has occurred and how it could be interpreted. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Utopian Literature's Similarities and Differences

    This 10 page paper explores eight works including Plato's Republic and More's Utopia. Various aspects of the books are explored including but not limited to class, religion and government. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Research Proposal on a Community Homeless Drop In Center

    This 8 page paper is a research proposal to examine a project that will determine how a drop in centre can be set up to help the homeless and meet the needs of the local community. The paper outlines the aims, the reseach questions, gives an in-depth methodology and considers the practicalities. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Married Heterosexuals and Married Homosexuals

    This 5 page paper discusses the recent studies which indicate that homosexual marriages are not as stable or long lived as heterosexual marriages. Comparison and contrast between same sexed and opposite sexed unions discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Married Heterosexuals and Married Homosexuals

    This 5 page paper discusses the recent studies which indicate that homosexual marriages are not as stable or long lived as heterosexual marriages. Comparison and contrast between same sexed and opposite sexed unions discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Children's Aggression Study Proposal

    This 5-page paper focuses on how to write a research proposal with a hypothesis about aggression in chidren. A similar paper is analyzed as a part of this project. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Ethnic Animosity

    A 5 page paper that begins by defining ethnic animosity and relating it to racism. Researchers who address the issue of hate crimes, including crimes against whites are discussed. The increase in hate crimes, a violent expression of ethnic animosity, against Muslims and Middle Easterners following the September 11 attacks is reported. The writer then presents a proposal for a case study to investigate expressions of ethnic animosity on a college campus. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Preventing Juvenile Delinquency

    A 4 page paper that begins by defining juvenile delinquency and then provides statistical data on the juvenile arrests. The rest of the paper represents a proposal for the types of activities a new organization in town will offer in an attempt to prevent juvenile delinquency. Statistical Data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gender Gap and the 'Glass Ceiling'

    A 10 page paper presenting a study and concluding that the gender gap still exists, 40 years after it was being labeled as illegal through legislation. Though not included, a 4-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sociopolitical Classes of Plato and Their Parallels

    A 15 page research paper that examines Plato's sociopolitical classes as outlined in the Republic and also his Theory of the Soul. This literature review, first of all, discuss Plato's theory of the soul and show how he extrapolates on this idea in the Republic to describe his conception of an ideal state. Then, a separate literature review examines the topic of social class within American society to determine if there are parallels between Plato's conceptualization of social class and current day American reality. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • History and Overview of Condoms

    A 10 page paper which provides a look at the history of condoms and also provides a general overview of their use. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Counselors' Codes of Ethics

    A 6 page overview of the differences that exist between the Codes of Ethics for the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC), and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors(AAPC) in regard to the guidance they provide to Sexual Intimacies, Conflict of Interest (Dual Roles) and Relationship to Society. The author presents the hypothesis that these differences exist because each organization in question deals more with a particular client base and environment, a fact that introduces concerns that differ somewhat from the client bases and environments found in other organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nursing Theory and the Importance of Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention

    A 7 page discussion of the issues presented by domestic violence. The author contends that increased screening for domestic and partner violence is imperative if this problem is to be effectively addressed. Consequently, there is a need for increasing nurses' awareness of the problem. The problem that must be overcome, however, is the medical profession's tendency to not look beyond the obvious, a potentially fatal flaw when it comes to domestic violence. This flaw can be overcome, however, through a reemphasis of the on the deliberative process. Bibliography lists sources.

 

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