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Chapter 1 The Social Problems Process MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Which of the following is not one of the questions an objectivist may ask as she tries to de- termine whether a social condition is a social problem? a. Is it harmful to individuals or groups? b. How many people does it harm? c. How serious or damaging is the harm it creates? d. Why do people think of it as harmful? 2. The objectivist definition of harm can be criticized for being so a. narrow that it excludes many conditions that may really be problems. b. broad that it is vague to the point of losing its meaning. c. detailed that it is difficult for anyone but experts to understand. d. grounded in the social sciences that it can’t be applied to hard science phenomena. e. all of the above 3. Subjectivists tend to think of social problems as a. social conditions that cause problems for people. b. the process of responding to social conditions. c. social conditions that cause problems for society. d. the process of a condition becoming problematic. 4. A subjectivist might suggest that heightism is not a social problem in the United States be- cause a. there is no research to indicate that people are discriminated against on the basis of their height. b. Americans don’t think of discrimination based on height as a problem. c. heightism is not illegal in the United States. d. discrimination based on height doesn’t hurt enough people to cause serious harm to the society. 5. The term social constructionism refers to the way people
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6. Saying that something is socially constructed means that it is 7. The discussion of the change in the identification of Pluto as a planet to being a minor planet or interplanetary body illustrates the fact that
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