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    Social change and behavior

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    Social change and behavior can happen rather quickly or slowly. For example, what was deviant or unusual years ago may be considered normal or acceptable today (i.e., piercing or tattoos) or once was normal but is now not (i.e., smoking in restaurants).

    Provide an example of a slow change and a quick change in the American culture over the past 25 years. What are possible reasons that some social changes occur more quickly and other social changes receive resistance? What agents of socialization may contribute to social changes?

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    I provide a few examples of a slow change and a quick change in the American culture over the past 25 years. Thus, I deem possible reasons that some social changes occur more quickly and other social changes receive resistance as mainly due to the media, popular culture, such as music videos, movies and celebrities' endorsements through their lifestyles as strong agents of socialization that contribute to social changes. Do you agree?

    First off, you might examine how body piercing is now highly popular and more socially acceptable than ever before, but it was once deemed as deviant or taboo for ...

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    Social changes and behaviors are explored.

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