Soc 003 Murphy Erin

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Soc 003 Murphy Erin

  1. 1. Sociological Questions Erin Murphy
  2. 2. <ul><li>Because there are many different environments that children can grow up in, like a city or a suburb. How do these types of environments that a child grows up in, affect the rate of success that they will have throughout their life? </li></ul><ul><li>A babies personalities can be changed depending on how they are raised when it comes to discipline. Discipline in terms of how the parents instill values into their children. How might discipline affect a child’s overall demeanor as they grow? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Classrooms can differ drastically in size depending on the amount of students that attend the school. How will the number of students in a classroom affect the type of education that a student receives? </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is now being placed in classrooms to help teachers with their lectures (i.e. computer equipment, power point screens, and other equipment). How would the presence of this technology in the “smart classrooms” affect the way that students relate to the teacher? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Video games when they first came out consisted of games like “Super Mario Brothers” and “Donkey Kong.” These games usually did not involve violence. In today’s games violence seems to be a staple. How might the increased violence in video games have changed the way that adults and children feel about violence? </li></ul><ul><li>Video games are thought to be addicting to play. Children may spend hours playing one video game without a break. This could have a negative impact on the way that a children interacts with others. If they are spending all of this time playing video games, they have less time to interact with others. How would that have an affect on the way that the child interacts with others? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Teenagers are said to have a different language with their peers, it is known as the text messaging language. Text messaging involves teens using more acronyms and their own terms to quickly get their point across quickly (ex. Omg and lol). How might teens text messaging language change the way that their language skills develop in the academic environment today? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology has dramatically increased on what is available with cell phones (i.e. internet and Magellan) compared to when the cell phone was first introduced. The time that we spend on cell phones today has drastically changed. This technology used to be a way to get in touch with others in case of emergencies, but now has become a cultural dependency. How has the change in cell phone use affected the amount of time that we spend with others rather than on our cell phone? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Body image has changed drastically as to what is considered beautiful. In the 1950’s it was typical for the average model to be a size 12, while today size 0 is the norm. How has the change in the size of models, depicted how we view beauty today? </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic surgery like, breast enhancements, are more common in today’s society. This may be attributed to the idea of the perfect body portrayed by models. Why has the idea of the perfect body lead some women to find surgical alternatives? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Underage drinking has become prevalent in today’s society. In other countries like Germany the drinking age is around 16, and this is thought to keep over drinking down. It is thought that if you are allowed to do something you are less likely to do it. For example, if you are not allowed to have a piece of candy you really want a piece of candy. Why would the differences in the two cultures (German and American) drinking age change the way that drinking is viewed? </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking has become a staple on college campuses, it is especially prevalent in fraternities and sororities. It is a social norm that is held within the Greek system. Drinking is connected to most forms of celebration that is also used in rituals such as hazing. How has the use of alcohol in fraternities and sororities changed the way that alcohol is viewed? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>It is thought that if you graduate from college you will receive a higher paying job. If you go to college you would be more likely in an office than at a fast food restaurant. Why would receiving higher education affect the type of job that you receive? </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition costs are on the rise in almost every college, this can affect the amount of people that go to college. Students are less likely to be able to afford higher education. How does the affect of increasing tuition costs affect those students that want to attend college? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Interracial marriages are becoming more common in America today between different races (i.e. marriages between black and white). How might interracial marriage affect the way that races relate to other races ? </li></ul><ul><li>In the United States arranged marriages are for the most part unheard of, while in other countries like in India and the Middle East they are very common. Marriage for love and arranged marriages offer two different types of relationships. How would the differences between marriage for love and arranged marriages differ in the way that the couple relates to each other? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Families can be very different depending on where they live for example, farming families and families with two working parents. Farming families tend to be larger (5 or more children) and live in the country. Families with two working parents tend to have the statistical 2.5 kids and lives in the city or suburbs. How does the size of a family affect where and the way they live? </li></ul><ul><li>Women are now starting to have children later in life like in their 40’s. That means that children are growing up with parents that are older than parents in the past have been. This means that when a child is 10 is not unheard of for the parents to be over 50. This would make it less likely for the parents to go out and play with their children. How would having children later in life affect the way that the child grows up? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Americans have embraced a fast paced lifestyle that allows for the increasing use of fast food restaurants. People are more likely to stop at a fast food restaurant than go to the grocery store. Why would the fast food create a fast paced culture ? </li></ul><ul><li>Fast food in other countries is for the most part the same as in America, except for some culturally different food. The introduction of the fast food restaurants like in Latino cultures may be unwanted. Latino cultures tend to focus more on the group and giving time to others. While those in the United States tend to hold values that focus on the individual. The people in Latino cultures may feel that we are trying to change their culture to more like the values in the United States. How has the introduction of fast food restaurants in the Latino culture affected the way that other cultures view the United States? </li></ul>

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