Essays and Research Papers on Issues In Sociology/Mixed

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8 pages in length. Lucy Grealy was victimized twice in her life: the first time being broadsided by childhood cancer that - by distorting her face - caused her insurmountable grief and torment for the rest of her life and the second time by the social dictate that branded her a deviant who was ...

9 pages on biologically determined behaviors and the nature vs. nurture controversy. Writer finds that many of our more common behaviors do indeed find their roots in biology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 17 page discussion of the role of genetics in determining behavior. Emphasizes that our actions and behaviors are essentially an interplay of genetics and societal factors but acknowledges that the genetic predisposition for certain behaviors is definite and difficult to overcome. Relies extensively on the ideas presented in Richard Dawkin's The Selfish ...

A 7 page research paper that examines this issue. The writer asks: Does war have its roots in biology? Is aggressive behavior instinctual or learned from the environment? These questions have been the focus of investigation and debate over the last several decades in all areas of social science. However, even a cursory examination of ...

Sociobiology is the study of the biological bases of behavior in the context of neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory. This 6 page paper asserts that biology (either micro or macro) does not determine human behavior. The sociobiological view fails to adequately account for or explain behavioral patterns in humans. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page example biography provides a picture of a 25 year old white male attending school. His difficult life is evaluated in the context of sociological concepts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A comprehensive, 6 page discussion of whether or not creationism is truly a science. The author believes that it is in fact, a science and defines many relevant terms. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Keywords: biology, evolution, social science.

A 3 page look at some of the ways humor can be of benefit in health care, education and business. No cited references.

This 5 page report is written in a style that demonstrates a human interest and neighborhood business type of reporting. It profiles a small business owner Andrzej Borkowska and his used car company -- “Honesty Used Cars.” No bibliography.

Article review focusing on the content of the title article by Ted Pollock and also the writing style as it supports the main concept of handling stress in the workplace. Bibliography lists 1 source. jvStrs06.rtf

This 3-page paper discusses the difference, in a social context, between universities and businesses. These are discussed in terms of interior dialogue as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Anger Management

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper that begins with a brief explanation of Kolb's experiential learning model. The writer then discusses anger, what causes anger, predisposition to anger, coping strategies and effective communication techniques. Throughout the discussion, the writer parenthetically indicates which of Kolb's four elements are addressed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 3 page paper evaluates the entitle communication theory using Littlejohn's criteria. The theory is evaluated based on scope, appropriateness, heuristic value, validity and parsimony. No Bibliography.

This 5 page paper analyzes Petronio's Communication Privacy Management theory using Littlejohn's criteria. The theory is evaluated based on scope, appropriateness, heuristic value, validity and parsimony. This is an expansion of PGcmthev.rtf and includes the premise that this theory is both a dialectical theory and a systems theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PGcmthevR.rtf

3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses impression management from the perspectives of Goffman and Cooley. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 9 page research paper that addresses two topics in social stratification. The first deals with the nature of the upper class and the corporate class in regards to America's power elite and the second describes theories that pertain to the causes of poverty. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Relative Power

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper which examines an individual discussing their relative power in relationship to their culture, personality, experiences and other aspects of their identity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 9 page paper takes a look at the relevance of organizational design and how it pertains to who is in power. Several theories are discussed inclusive of the relevance of structure and agency. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

“Whale Done!”

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page report on the book “Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships” by Ken Blanchard. No additional sources cited.

Religion in Society

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper takes a look at religion and society through the viewpoint of several theorists, including Marx and Durkheim. Religion is seen as a culprit or hindrance in a variety of matters, as well as a positive driving force. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper looks at the way in which the concepts and practices related to families and religion in Romania differ from the United States. The paper starts by looking at the concept of family, considering how families are formed, the view of marriage and family living conditions in Romania, and comparing them to ...

A 10 page paper that begins with an introduction of general comments about losing a child. It also explains that the paper is written according to Kolb's Model with each section identified. The essay discusses the link between religion and spirituality and coping with the loss of a child. The empirical results of studies ...

This 3 page paper explores the theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber as it examines religion in society. For the most part, a functional perspective is taken. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page paper which presents and supports the contention that religious rituals have meaning only in the context of the culture in which they evolved. The observations of a young girl who has traveled to the U.S. from a third world country are presented as evidence of this contention. The young girl ...

A 3 page paper in which the writer discusses how economic status and religious background can affect how a person views the world around them. The perception is based on how others respond to the individual. Bibliography lists 1 source.

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