SWK103- SOCIAL WORK & DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
Lesson 3A Discussion
Application of Theory: Provide two examples to your classmates on how the Social Strain Theory explains deviant behavior.
There is no minimum length, just be sure to provide two examples with explanations.
(Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19. (2017, July 24). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06IS_X7hWWI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA)
Lesson 3B Discussion
Do you think the following college student behaviors are deviant? Why or why not?
If you think the behavior is deviant, how should a college respond formally? How should others (college students, employees) respond, informally, when they witness such behavior?
a. chewing tobacco and using a “spit cup” or spitting the tobacco on the ground.
b. walking across campus without a shirt (for males) or in a bikini top.
c. answering your cell phone while meeting with a professor.
d. texting during a lecture.
Lesson 4 Assignment
Apply Merton’s typology of deviance to the real world and give examples for each type. (The material to review is found in Lesson 3 Readings and Videos)
APA Style required. Be sure to cite your references. The length expectation is a 1-page minimum.
(Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19. (2017, July 24). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06IS_X7hWWI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA