Student Social Problems & Solutions

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Page 1 of 1 **Social movements vs. collective behavior: Social movements – deliberate, planned. Longer lasting. More stable. Put together in response to a social problem. o No quick fix. Organized in specific way. People usually know and cooperate with each other. “Beaureacratic” o Examples - NAACP Collective behavior – a group of people who respond in unison about a “problem”/circumstance/need in environment that requires a response o Occurs when groups don’t know each other well – encounter some need/circumstance that unison is needed. Relatively unorganized and short lived. People do not get to know eachother. o Examples – rumors, fads, urban riots, crowd behavior, natural disaster, mass panics, flee of danger, leuding.
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Unformatted text preview: Outline for “Social Problems and Solutions” Personal troubles vs. Public Issues: • Personal problems (troubles) – a problem experienced by one individual • Social problems (public issues) – problem on level of social structure. Resolving social problems – nature of the process: Social movements’ strategy for change: Raison d’être for collective behavior: Organizations Collective behavior → Social movements → Interest groups Subcultures Average sex offender Pedophile – a person 16 years or older who has recurring fantasies about a prepuebesent child who is 5 years younger. Child molester – c Cognative behavioral intervention – therapy for these people Usually...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course SOC SOC 101 taught by Professor Whittacker during the Fall '09 term at ASU.

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