Sociology Essay Examples

Sociology and Teenage Pregnancy

Sociologists have long been interested in investigating and explaining issues in health and social care. Today, evidence based research is used extensively to inform both policy and practice in health and social care and sociologists have continued to inform this process. For my research project I have decided to look at the issue of teenage… View Article

Examine sociological explanations of the difference in the educational performance of ethnic minorities in Britain

The connection between ethnicity and educational accomplishment is very complicated as there is a great deal of difference between achievements between each of the ethnic groups. In previous studies, such as those carried out to compile the Swann report (1985), used very simplistic classifications of each of the ethnic groups, ‘Afro-Caribbean’, ‘Asian’ and ‘All others’… View Article

Sociological Theory for Social Work

As an adult I have grown up with pressure to secure my own means of private health care and pension, gain a good education to earn a reasonable income in a competitive employment arena and successfully raise a family. Whilst these were my own expectations and views I had not looked at the role societal… View Article

An Introduction to Sociology

Philip Vernon carried out research studies into contributions of environmental and genetic factors into intellectual development in the 1940s and 1950s. He believed that Western IQ tests were unsuitable for non-Western people; he also applied the same argument to the use of Western IQ testes within different subcultures and social classes within Western Societies. He… View Article

Sociology & Scientific Depends

Sociologists have been divided on the issue of whether or not sociology is a science for as long as anyone remembers. It is a very controversial topic in sociology, due to the number of conflicting views about what it is to be scientific and according to the definitions of what is scientific, whether sociology can… View Article

Sociology and other cultures

Culture can be defined as being the shared patterns of behaviours and social interactions, cognitive constructs and affective understanding that are learned through a process called socialisation or in other words a way of life. There are many different types of culture, and they all have there similarities and differences. Some people would say that… View Article

Where should we look to explain working class failure?

From a consensus perspective societies are held together by a common interest between the people therefore society’s institutes like schools serve this function i. e. everyone’s interests. From a conflict perspective society is viewed very differently, it’s seen as a power battle between rich/poor and powerful/weak. They also view society’s institutes in this way e…. View Article

How to Teach Values Education in a Corrupt Society?

In our corrupt society, there is one line attached to all the corrupt officers of the government, the line goes like this, “It is all right to steal provided you do not get caught.” Despite the dysfunctional environment we find ourselves in today, teachers need to teach and reinforce essential values in everyday schooling. These… View Article

Motor Cyclists

Psychological and social factors influencing motorcycle rider intentions and behaviour Barry Watson Deborah Tunnicliff Katy White Cynthia Schonfeld Darren Wishart Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) Queensland University of Technology August 2007 Psychological and social factors influencing motorcycle rider intentions and behaviour i Published by: Postal address: Office location: Telephone: Facsimile: E-mail: Internet:… View Article

Role of Youth in Building Corruption-Free Society

Gone are those days when people sustained in a ‘World of Equipoise and Equanimity.It becomes a matter of unsurmountability to locate an exclusive mortal who remain unexposed to the influence of the pernicious vices exhibited in the apron of society. This piece of work presents about the evil which dominates today’s world and the role… View Article

A Study in Sociology

Suicide always fascinated academic researches for a long time however it is has been an area of study limited to the field of psychology. Sociology is a relatively new field of social sciences. It started looking into suicide, not just as a personal act, but as a social action which is not entirely divorced from… View Article

Monopoly and American values

In societies all over the world the board game Monopoly is played by children and adults. The Parker Brother’s game has been sold in 37 different languages; over 200 million copies have been sold, is claimed to be the most popular game, and has also been sold in 103 countries. In America millions have played… View Article

540 Week 5 Questions

How does labeling cause deviance? What is the difference between primary and secondary deviance?             According to the labeling theory that was developed and popularized by Howard S. Becker in conjunction with Frank Tannenbaum, the behavior of society to categorize persons into specific groups based on society’s perceptions about such people leads to deviance. As… View Article

A Down-to-Earth Approach

The postindustrial revolution is defined by computer technology. Since 1950, a third technological transformation has been unleashed by the development of the computer. The crucial technology of a postindustrial age concerns information. Computer technology forms the core of an Information Revolution. And, just as the Industrial Revolution did, the Information Revolution is now generating a… View Article

Symbolic Interactionism

Living in the modern feverish world with its unprecedented level of change which is generating new developments in social, political, cultural, technological, and other spheres of our life, one may easily become engulfed by the dynamics of our social environment but remain ignorant of the actual mechanisms and hidden driving forces behind social processes. In… View Article