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Nikkie WhiteSouthern New Hampshire UniversitySOC 326- Midterm ExamEssaySeptember 24, 2022
When talking about fundamental theories of deviance between psychological,sociological, and biological is such an interesting take. Since biological and psychologicaltheories contend that deviants are distinct from nondeviant and, as such, abnormal,sociological explanations contend that deviants are ordinary people individuals who havebeen directly impacted by their external interaction to perform behaviors that violate socialnorms. Psychological theory relates to an individual’s mental state. Sociological theoryrelates to human social behavior. Lastly, biological theory relates to an individual’scharacteristics traits inherent directly through DNA or genes.The sociological theory I chose to talk about is labeling theory. The labeling theory is asociological concept that explains how society labels people as deviant. According to thelabeling theory, when a person is labeled, individuals are perceived separately than otherswho haven't been labeled (Ashley Crossman, 2020). For instance, labeling an AfricanAmerican male as a troubled drug dealer when he is none of those things. Depending on the

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