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The purpose of this discussion board is to reflect on the lessons we have learne

The purpose of this discussion board is to reflect on the lessons we have learned about our cultures from agents of socialization. Please reflect a bit about the lessons that you learned from your earliest socializers, how those lessons compare or differ from what you learned from your peers as an adolescent, and how any of those lessons differ from what you see in one of the
“Optional” socialization videos referred to in, “How does a human become a person? Part 2.”
Please note that I require that you watch one of the optional videos and the video titled, “An Early Lesson.”
You will be able to see what your colleagues have posted after you post your own ideas.
Interacting with others is encouraged, but not required.
Rubric:
Part 1: Describe/explain at least two lessons you learned about culture from your family or earliest caregivers. (1 point)
Part 2: Describe/explain how your experiences with peer groups compare to the lessons you learned in Part
1. Did your peers teach you anything different compared to your family or earliest caregivers, or were they in harmonv with each other? (2 noints)
Part 3: Describe/explain how the lessons you have learned over the course of your life from Part 1 and/or
Part 2 compare to the lessons portrayed in the (Optional) videos from this module (i.e. Health care workers, Jail, Marines, or Serbian Mental Health Institution). (2 points. Make sure to be explicit about which videos you are using for comparison as well as the content of the video that you are using for comparison. If| can’t tell, you get zero points for this section.)

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Doing Sociology: Analyzing Cultural Change over Time PURPOSE: The purpose of thi

Doing Sociology: Analyzing Cultural Change over Time
PURPOSE:
The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to practice and refine sociologically-informed archival research skills. You will demonstrate your sociological imagination by thinking about how the data that you find tells us about social change over time. Thinking about the relationship between data, the conclusions we draw from them, and how we could reject our conclusions is a skill that you can use throughout the rest of their life.
KNOWLEDGE:
You will practice the following skills that are essential to your development as a sociology student, including:
• Locating and acquiring information about cultural change by visiting archives data sources.
• Analyzing observational data for content.
• Speculating about relationships between social variables as well as change in social variables over time.
TASK:
Find archival data, use it to create three hypotheses about social change over time, and consider how those hypotheses could be tested and falsified.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE TASK IN EIGHT EASY STEPS:
Hint: before you start, make sure to look at the example paper that appears in the same module as this assignment prompt.
1. Think about a product that has been advertised for at least sixty years.
Visit https://repository.duke.edu/dc/adaccess or another online ad archive to look for advertisements.
Warning: pinterest is really tempting, but very difficult to use.
2. Choose one product, and find six ads for that product.
• Pick a product that has been advertised for at least sixty years.
• Choose one ad for this product from six different decades (e.g. 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s). This means that you will have a total of six ads.
• Copy and paste the advertisements into a word document.
• Copy and paste the URLs into a word document.
• Warning: Make sure that you don’t choose an off-limits topic: United Airlines, Chanel #5.
cigarettes, Coca-Cola.
3. [Observations] Describe the sociological information in the advertisements in rich detail.
Write down information from the advertisement that tells you information about social and/or cultural variables at the time the ad was created. Information to consider might include the following and more:
• Who is in the ad?
• Describe race/ethnicity, gender, and class data for the people in the ad.
• What relationships do you see in the ad?
• What values, beliefs, and norms do you see promoted in the ad?
• How does the presentation of the ad tell you about the social and cultural values of the time?
• Warning: make sure that the ads you choose have people in them. Doing so makes this assignment much easier.
4. [Speculations] Use your data to create three hypotheses
Based on the data from step 3, create three guesses about how social and/or cultural variables might be changing over time and explain a bit about why the hypothesis makes sense. Make sure that each guess is phrased in the language of the course by making a claim about how two variables relate to each other. For example:
My first hypothesis is that economic prosperity decreased sharply beginning in the 1980s as there is suddenly no reference to luxuries, which signals a decline in the ability to pay for services.
• In this example, “time” is the independent variable
• “economic prosperity” is the dependent variable and
• “decreased” describes the relationship between time and economic prosperity.
• Warning: Avoid the temptation to create hypotheses about product sales, the minds of the marketing team, or the product itself.
5. [Falsification] Reflect on falsifiability and how you could test your hypotheses
After creating three hypotheses in Step 4, consider what it means to say that they are falsifiable as well as how you could test them.
• Begin by defining what a falsifiable hypothesis is.
• Continue by describing data that would lead you to reject each of your three hypotheses.
• Finish by noting the type of study that you would use to evaluate each hypothesis.
For example:
If a hypothesis is falsifiable, it means that ____________________ My first hypothesis would be
falsified if there was no economic recession in the 1980s. The best test to evaluate this hypothesis would be an archival study.
6. Write a brief summary
In a short paragraph, review your experience by summarizing what you have done, what you know, and what next steps would be. Do you see a theme in the data? If so, point it out.
7. Cut unnecessary data in order to make your paper two pages or less.
Use your hypotheses to tell you which data in your description from Step 3 is necessary.
• If your hypotheses are about goats, sheep, and cows, you can cut all of the data that relates to apples, strawberries and mangoes.
• A good rule is to keep your data description to one page or less.

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You don’t need an introductory or concluding paragraph.  These are not essays. 

You don’t need an introductory or concluding paragraph.  These are not essays.  Just reference the questions in the writing so I know which question you are responding to.
Attached will be the instructions on what to write about and how to write about it and answer along. The file iis called Parentng Guided Response Also the links to some resources.
I will also upload the articles.
The articles required for the guided responses focus on three of these parenting styles: tiger parenting,
helicopter parenting, and free range parenting. Some argue that these modern parenting styles are similar to
Baumrind’s traditional styles or at least heavily influenced by them. As you read about the modern styles,
consider how similar or different they are from traditional styles. 

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Watch this video and respond to these questions We are all familiar with patrio

Watch this video and respond to these questions
We are all familiar with patriotic symbols of our culture. The U.S. flag, singing the anthem at football games, crossing the heart during the pledge of allegiance are patriotic acts that reflect both material and non-material culture. Identify at least three other ways patriotism is demonstrated in our culture, provide a description as to why these are symbols of patriotism, and describe them as either material or non-material. (Minimum 200 words.)
We discussed in a previous module the power of the media to influence our culture. Consider these patriotic symbols – could these symbols be considered as a form of influence from the government? Why? Why not? (Minimum 100 words.)
What governments around the world would you think are highly motivated to use patriotic symbols and media influence to effect the opinions of the citizens of that county? Provide at least three examples and describe why these countries are using such influences.
Examine the difference between material and non-material culture in your world. Identify 10 objects that are a part of your regular cultural experience. For each object, identify what aspects of material and non-material culture (values and beliefs) that these objects represent. (Minimum 250 words.)
What has this exercise revealed to you about your culture? (Minimum 150 words).

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Instructions This written assignment has several steps: Define a question about

Instructions
This written assignment has several steps:
Define a question about aging that interests you. Make sure that your question includes the identification of a specific group under study (e.g. older African Americans, deaf or hard of hearing individuals) and a particular aspect of aging (for example housing, finances, volunteering, transportation).
Find 3 scholarly articles that address your question. Review Massey University’s Identifying Academic Sources if you are not sure if a source is academic.
Submit a descriptive annotated bibliography using APA style, This University of Maryland page, How to Write an Annotated Bibliography, provides you with information about the information that is necessary for a descriptive annotation.
Examples of APA format:
For a book, with one author:
Baddeley, A. D. (1999). Essentials of human memory. Hove, England: Psychology Press.

For a book with two or more authors:
Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001). Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

For a journal article:
Saywitz, K. J., Mannarion, A. P., Berliner, L., & Cohen, J. A. (2000). Treatment for sexually abused children and adolescents. American Psychologist, 55, 1040-1049.

Article from an Internet journal:
Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from:
http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume3/pre0030001a.html

Regular web page from Internet:
Chou, L., McClintock, R., Moretti, F., & Nix, D. H. (1993). Technology and education: New wine in new bottles: Choosing pasts and imagining educational futures. Retrieved August 24, 2000, from Columbia University, Institute for Learning Technologies website: http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/publications/papers/newwine1.html
You can get additional information regarding APA style and annotated bibliography from Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).

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Assignment: Nature Versus Nurture Objectives Define human nature and factors tha

Assignment: Nature Versus Nurture
Objectives
Define human nature and factors that affect human nature
Describe sociological interactions in everyday life and the factors that affect them
Review the information in the lesson on socialization and nature versus nurture.  Chose the side of the debate that you believe has the greatest effect on human nature. Do some research online to support your opinion.
Is there a lot of information to support your side of the debate?
Is there more or less information to support the other side?
Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you support the nature or nurture side of the debate.
Do innate qualities or socialization ultimately shape who we become?
What information did you find which best supports your theory?
Use information and terminology from the lesson to support your claim as well.

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Your answer should be from a sociological point of view, not your personal opini

Your answer should be from a sociological point of view, not your personal opinion. I am grading for understanding.
Meritocracy or the “ideal system based on the belief that social stratification is the result of personal effort—or merit—that determines social standing (Ch.9)” is what most of us are socialized to understand our class backgrounds and the class structure of our society.
Sociologists argue that social stratification in terms of class is not solely based on meritocracy. Explain your understanding of why individual effort doesn’t fully explain why some people belong to the upper, middle, and working classes.

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Write an essay response to the following Question. Different sociological Theori

Write an essay response to the following Question. Different sociological Theories can have various explanations for the same phenomenon.consider crime rates in the U.S.try to think how 3 sociological theories symbolic interactionism functionalist theory and conflict theory would explain the kind distribution in your response.

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Which forms of media are important agents of socialization in today’s society?

Which forms of media are important agents of socialization in today’s society? What are their positive and negative impacts? What are some examples of practices and policies that ensure their positive benefits, and what should change?

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Define what is meant by the sociological perspective.

Define what is meant by the sociological perspective. Consider crimes rates in the United States. Try to think how three sociological theories symbolic interactionism, functional theory, and conflict theory. Would explain the kind, distribution, or changing crime rates in the US.