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Unformatted text preview: of their historical period and social position. o Within constraints, an individual has free will and actively makes life choices Examples of agency in constraints from earlier in the semester? o Agency within genetic constraints on behavior o Agency within social structural constraints on behavior Example: Barnes (2008) What are the authors research questions? What is her research design? How does Barnes define agency? What examples of agency did you see in the article? Key Points o An awareness of research designed to examine the link between birth order and IQ. o How does this research design incorporate the concept of linked lives? o An understanding of how to use the life course perspective to critique reports in the media o How could an attention to linked lives further add to the research? o What is human agency? o What are some examples of human agency? o...
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