Swk103- social work & deviant behavior

Lesson 3A Discussion

Application of Theory: Provide two examples to your classmates on how the Social Strain Theory explains deviant behavior.

There is no minimum length, just be sure to provide two examples with explanations. 

RESOURCES

(Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19. (2017, July 24). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06IS_X7hWWI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA)

Lesson 3B Discussion 

Do you think the following college student behaviors are deviant? Why or why not?

If you think the behavior is deviant, how should a college respond formally? How should others (college students, employees) respond, informally, when they witness such behavior?

a. chewing tobacco and using a “spit cup” or spitting the tobacco on the ground.

b. walking across campus without a shirt (for males) or in a bikini top.

c. answering your cell phone while meeting with a professor.

d. texting during a lecture. 

Lesson 4 Assignment

Apply Merton’s typology of deviance to the real world and give examples for each type. (The material to review is found in Lesson 3 Readings and Videos)

APA Style required. Be sure to cite your references. The length expectation is a 1-page minimum.

(Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19. (2017, July 24). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06IS_X7hWWI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA

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