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3/4/08 Engineering When you put strain on a structure on certain areas the structure may collapse Under a certain amount of stress a person may become psychologically strained Different for every person Everyone has a different amount of elasticity MACRI MACRO Structures that make up society Institutions Schools Law enforcement Merton pg 130 Merton’s anomie theory of deviance Conformity Conform to society’s goals and beliefs Ritualism Continue with the means but have no need to acquire more Ex: someone who gets a job that doesn’t seek to get rich but makes ends meet Innovation They agree with the cultural goals but doesn’t seek legitimate means
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Unformatted text preview: ♦ Ex: Drug dealer Retreatism • Don’t adhere to the goal of success and don’t do it by legitimate means ♦ Ex: Alcoholic, drug addict Rebellion • Not excepting normal goals but creating ones of their own Social stress theory Definition of stress Types of stressors Discrete • Internal Acute • Small Chronic • Ongoing A stressor can be a situation or event that directly happens to you or can something on the MACRO perspective happening to society but still effects you...
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