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SSP1: Introduction to Sociology Ziad Munson Spring 2007 munson@lehigh.edu
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If {image} , then {image} Should drugs like marijuana and ecstasy be legal? 1 2 50% 50% a. Yes b. No
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Review: Deviance and the Sociological Imagination Stresses social context, not individual behavior. Recognizes that not all behaviors are judged similarly by all groups. Recognizes that established rules and norms are socially created.
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Sociological Theories of Deviance Functionalism Deviance creates social cohesion. Symbolic Interaction Deviance is learned behavior. Conflict Theory Dominant classes control the definition of deviance.
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Theories of Deviance: Mental Illness Functionalists By recognizing mental illness, society upholds values about conforming behavior. Symbolic Interactionist Mentally ill are victims of societal reactions to their behavior. Labeling and Conflict theory People with few resources are most likely to be labeled mentally ill.
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If {image} , then {image} Did you ever use marijuana during your senior year in high school? 1 2 50% 50% a. Yes b. No
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then {image} I believe that underage drinking is an important social problem in our society. 1
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