Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key


Play button


Play button




Click to flip

7 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
What are personal problems (troubles)?
Personal problems have to do with the individual and his/her immediate surroundings.

EX.- Unemployed, own source of support.
What are social problems (public issues)?
Problems within major social institutions and they affect the society as a whole.

EX.- Rate of unemployment were to rise to the level it was during the Depression of the 1930's.
What is the process of resolving social problems?
1) Change must take place at the institutional level.
2) You must decide that a problem exists.
3) Majority of people must stand behind the issue.
What is a social movement?
When people identify a problem in society and then they organize a way to resolve it.
What is collective behavior?
People come together to perceive a problem, they fulfill it, and then they disband once the mission is accomplished.
What are the social movements strategy for change?
1) Need to persuade members to make change for the issue.
2) Press legislation (petition) majority.
What are the reasons for collective behavior?
1) May insue to fill a gap in information that makes people concerned or anxious.
EX.- High stress to survive.

2) People need direction/help to survive.