I’m working on a sociology writing question and need an explanation to help me study.
1/ What sort of career are you interested in? How could studying sociology help you in this career?
2/ Would you willingly participate in a sociological study that could potentially put your health and safety at risk, but had the potential to help thousands or even hundreds of thousands of people? For example, would you participate in a study of a new drug that could cure diabetes or cancer, even if it meant great inconvenience and physical discomfort for you or possible permanent damage? Would your opinion change if a close family member died and would have possibly benefited from such a drug? Would your opinion change if you were being paid a significant amount of money? If this were a paid study…what would be the social forces that may influence who wanted to participate in the study and how would this have positive or negative impact on the study results?
3/Folkways are a society’s customs for routine, casual interaction. Your assignment is to break a folkway (you are not permitted to do anything illegal) and to describe the sanction you received (if any). Please describe the folkway, why it is considered a folkway in our society, and why you believe you received the reaction you did. Does your folkway hold true for all situations?
4/Based on your observations/experiences, when are adolescents more likely to listen to their parents or to their peer groups when making decisions? What types of of situations or dilemmas lend themselves toward one social agent over another? Please discuss at least three (3) examples.