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Major Depressive Disorder or Episode

I have the following prompt to diagnose (5 Axis). I am thinking it is Major Depressive Disorder but it may also be a Major Depressive Episode. Also, what do you think about the last paragraph? Could it be that from a cultural standpoint that the husband reacted that way because the man is the provider in the home while the wife'

Antisocial Personality Disorder Case Study

I have the following case study to diagnose. I am sure it is 301.7 Antisocial Personality Disorder. But often there are other disorders that accompany this. Any thoughts or suggestions that I may have overlooked would be appreciated. Gary grew up in a family that consisted of his father, mother, and an older brother. He indic

Women's Flexibility in the Workplace

Please help me identify some factors that have affected women's flexibility in the workplace throughout history. Do you believe that flexibility in the workplace is a social and structural issue?

Pros and Cons of Social Promotion

Please assist me with the following sociology question: Social promotion is the promoting of a student from one grade to the next even if he or she is failing courses. The rationale for social promotion is that moving students to the next grade prevents them from being stigmatized because they are older and bigger than other

Hypothetical Situation with Opposite Gender

Please assist me with the following sociology question: Imagine that you were assigned the opposite gender at birth, but that your race, ethnicity, religion, and social class background remain the same. Drawing on the information contained in chapter 12, describe how your life as a member of the opposite sex might differ fro

Human Services and Adulthood

Please help me answer these three questions. Summarize in your own words what the textbook (Robert S. Feldman) says about one of the following topics: forming loving relationships, choosing a career, or having children. Be sure to integrate a Christian perspective into your posting. Middle Adulthood is a time during whic

Three Areas of Social Change

Please help me with the following assignment: Locate an article that you feel addresses one of the three ways that we can think about social change. Discuss why you chose the article and which of the three social change areas it addresses. You can think about social change in three ways. 1. First, change can reflect

Hate Crimes and Post 9/11.

The events of September 11, 2011, contributed to an increase in hate crimes against Muslims around the world and especially in the United States. In the first year after the September 11 attacks, anti-Islamic hate crimes in the United States rose more than 1,000%. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. (2003). Report

Family Pattern Analysis.

Use the following countries; Haiti, Iceland, Western Samoa, Russia, Albania,Bosnia, Iraq, Egypt, & Kuwait. (can use all or some or even a combination of them) Discuss the various family patterns and structures that are economic based focusing on the functioning of the family comparing large extended families that are nomadic,

Compare and Contrast Qualitative and Quantitative Research

I need to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative research. Suppose I were to study police brutality, what methods of research (demographics, historical data, surveys, interviews, or observation) would I need to utilize?

Approaches to Deviance

Describe the sociological concept of deviance. Briefly explain each of the approaches to explaining deviance (functionalist perspective, interactionist perspective, conflict perspective), telling which is most convincing to you and why.

Exploring the Sociological Imagination

Please assist me with the following question: Wright Mills invented the term sociological imagination. In your own words, what is the sociological imagination? Select an article from a news magazine (such as Time or Newsweek) that describes conflicts and the changes that are taking place in a community. Describe these conflic

The World's Future Uncertainties

The future of the world is uncertain; there are those who predict a wonderful world where technology and creativity provide a good quality of life for most people, while others predict a world of competition, and strife. Use two sociological theories, to explain why these polar opposites could both occur, and what needs to happ

How Social Movements Impact Society

Please help answer the following questions regarding how social movements impact society. - What social movements have been noted in the United States in the last decade? - What implications have these movements had on today's culture? - Then, hypothesize what current social movements could transform the future of the w

Is Obesity Really a Problem?

I need some help with a couple questions: a. Why is obesity high in some states and not in others? b. Is overeating the only cause of rising obesity rates, or what other social factors could contribute to them? c. In the nature-nurture debate, do you think that people are the size they are because of genetics or because of

Revolution and Reform: Occupy Wall Street, Same Sex Marriage

1.) Describe an example of social situation where the intentions of the person involved might be different from the outcome or consequence of the action. 2.) Describe how the legalization of same-gender marriage might strengthen the institution of marriage. 3.) How would the folks involved in the Occupy Wall Street movemen

Hate Crimes

1) Who is a typical individual who commits hate crimes? 2) Who are some targets and/or victims of hate crimes? 3) What are some of the causes and effects of these crimes? 4) What actions can be taken to minimize the occurrence of hate crimes?

The Concept of Trust

Discuss the concept of trust. What are some component of trust and describe them What are the different types of trust? What does trust have to do w/ relationships (family, workplace, significant other) and why it is important? Are they different levels of trust? Is trust important of someone in the criminal jus

How to Change the World - Fabio Rosa

As David Bornstein shows in "How to Change the World," Rosa has become somewhat of a hero to hundreds of thousands of Brazilians. Beginning his career outside the small southern Brazilian city Palmares, Rosa has been developing innovative solutions to the chronic electricity problems in rural Brazil. His efforts disrupted, stymi

Country Music

What are the aesthetics of country music and what trends are emerging in the consumption and production of country music?

Social Research in Child Abuse and Neglect

I am working on a project on the subject of curtailing child maltreatment and prevention programs and services for abused and neglected children. Agencies that provide services to abusive and neglectful families have the ethical obligation to ensure that their services are effective. Following the scenario below how would you c

The Sociology of Celebrity Culture and Gender Roles

1.) What do you think celebrity culture says about our larger culture? How do reality TV shows create instant "celebrities"? 2.) Discusses the significance of gender role socialization. What do toys suggest regarding the gender role expectations of boys and girls? 3.) What is the macro sociological perspective, and what i


Analyze how knowledge is obtained through personal experiences, tradition, authority, and intuition, especially in counseling/mental health. Evaluate each source of knowledge in terms of its strengths and limitations as it applies to how your discipline obtains knowledge.

Sociological Research Methods

Explain how each of the major methods of sociological research - experiment, survey, participant observation, and secondary research - are suitable for helping us to answer different types of questions and to study different situations. Provide an example of how each method might be used.

Legal Process for Studying in the US

Please help answer the following question regarding theoretical framework. If you lived in a country outside the United States and wanted to come to the United States to attend an institution of higher learning, what process would you follow?

Masculine norms in society and gender socialization.

Identify the contemporary norms associated with hegemonic masculinity and document the consequences of these norms for men and their families, and their relationships with women. What is the impact of gender socialization on reinforcing or challenging these norms?