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    Birth Control Evaluation

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    The purpose of this instrument is to evaluate a social cognitive theory-based on condom use a method of birth control in undergraduate college students. Research studies have been done to measure the number of people who use condoms as a form of contraception (Critelli & Suire, 1998). Research studies show condom use and other prevention methods can reduce the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), and protect against pregnancy (Critelli & Suire, 1998). The Combination of Other Forms of…

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    The two that most apply are the strain theory and social control theory. The strain theory, according to Glick and Miller, “views crime and delinquency as a result of the anger and frustration people feel because of their inability to achieve the American dream’’ (2008). This theory applies to this research because prisoners returning to society are often lacking resources that other non-offenders readily have…

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    As in the first conversation, amicable salutations are exchanged as three friends sit down to have a discussion. Even before this conversation began, social exchange theory, defined as a cost and reward process that individuals create to either maintain, develop, or terminate their relationships (Chapter 10 lecture) (Lane 262), was already coming into major play. Metacommunication, meaning communication about…

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    N.Y.Y.C will be based on a criminological theory called the social bond theories. The social bond theory says that an individual will commit delinquent acts if his or her bond to society are weak. These element of the bond to society are attachment, belief, commitment, and involvement. My main focus will be on the attachment element of the bond. Attachment is the concern individual have about what people think of the individual. Belief is the traditional value system that many individuals belief…

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    Teaching the parents, who are home with their young children, proper nutrition and the importance of physical activity will provide the children a positive role model. The social learning theory states that people learn from observation, imitation, and reinforcement (Bowden & Greenburg, 2013). Young children apply this social learning theory of repeating the actions of their parents during everyday life. The…

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    The Social Exchange Theory

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    A Fading Friend but Not Forgotten When I was a kid, I was a social and outgoing kind of person. In Kindergarten, I met a friend named Jeremy. He was anti-social, awkward, and an all-around goofball. He always made me laugh though and from that point on, we became best friends. I remember as a kid, going to his house and playing Super Nintendo with him, eating with his family, sharing birthdays, and watching Power Rangers. Both of our fathers have disabilities. My father was hit by a drunk…

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    able to gain support from her family and ended up graduating with a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in English. Right now she is interning at a social work firm. She discussed possibly pursuing a career in social work. Her ideal dream job is to educate individuals about psychology. She wants to give back and contribute her services to individuals. Janice is very social and love to talk to…

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    Code of the Street by Elijah Anderson, highlights the structural importance and function of the “code of the street” in Philadelphia’s predominately black, inner-city communities. Anderson’s book extracts the matters plaguing inner-city residents, including poverty, the lack of education, diminishing job opportunities, teenage pregnancy, gang activity, and drugs. The code of the street is used by these inner-city residents as a defense mechanism to adapt to the different criminal activities…

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    What Is Social Comparison?

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    Social Comparison. The inclusion of social comparison within the TIM stems from social comparison theory (Festinger, 1954). According to Festinger (1954), individuals have an inherent drive to evaluate their opinions and abilities. When objective standards are unavailable, individuals seek out others to make comparisons. The outcome of such comparisons is partially influenced by directionality, that is upward or downward. Upward comparisons are proposed to occur when an individual compares him-…

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    Is it possible to judge an individual without deliberating social background? The answer is no. From the beginning of its existence, the human race relied on society. Society and its culture are at the heart of civilization, encompassing an individual, forcing him or her to conform to its norms. Thus, all figures in literature are bound to reflect traits of their societal environment. The Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer is a classical example. Written during the turbulent periods…

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