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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 author’s 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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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course SOC 308 at SUNY Buffalo.
- Fall '11