Research Papers on Social Work & Counseling

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Has the Sexual Revolution Ended?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Suicide Assessment

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vera Drake

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • “American History X": Sociological Analysis

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sociology Q and A

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  • Popular Culture of 1950s America

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  • 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.

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

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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