Social Issues Essays
- false diagnosis of adhd (new)
Between 2003 and 2007, the CDC reported a rise from 7.8% to 9.5% in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD or ADD, in children from the ages of four to seventeen in the United States. In 2007, that translated to more than five million U.S. children diagnosed with ADHD, with 2.8 million children receiving prescriptions for stimulant medication by 2008 (Breggin). One may say that the United States has come upon an ADHD epidemic. However, the increase in cases of ...
- What is the most useful form of transportation for a college student
January 20, 2013
Why College Students Should Ride Bicycles
What is the most useful form of transportation to a college student? You may be surprised, but in my opinion, a college student can reap more benefits with a bicycle than with a car or a truck. Bicycles help to save students time and money while promoting a healthy lifestyle, convenience, substantial cost savings, and significant health benefits to students.
To begin, riding a...
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The movie that I watched that has many references to our sociology course is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I also read this book for my book club and I knew it would be perfect. The reason this movie relates so strongly to sociological concepts is because it incorporates cultures, gender roles, as well as racial and ethnic diversity.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ main character is Bruno, an 8 year old boy. He has a sister named Gretel who plays a smaller part. He moves to the country side...
- Sex Education
Sex education is one of the most controversial issues in education. In most public schools sex education is offered to students with parental consent. Some parents, however, choose that their teenagers not participate in these courses. Many people believe that sex education is not beneficial to students and will actually cause more harm to them. Others believe that it is essential that students learn sex education as a teenager to avoid future problems. Sex education is an impor...
- How to Help the Teenagers Runaways from Home
Many teenagers who run away from home wander around the street needing help. I believe whenever they are in any plight, whether it is an addiction to drugs, joining a gang and committing a crime, or escaping just from home, they can be changed through a caring society that is willing to help them. Society helps them to have the interest to solve their problems, to provide a shelter for them, and to offer the opportunity for education.
First, having an interest in their problems is an easy way...
- Review of quake preparedness
As Sept. 1, annual disaster drill day and the 89th anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, nears, it is appropriate to think about ways to better cope with future earthquakes that may directly hit Tokyo.
It is expected that major earthquakes with a magnitude-7 will take place close to or beneath the nation\'s capital. A government estimate shows that quakes expected to happen north of Tokyo Bay, for example, will cause some 11,000 deaths and cost up to ¥112 trillion in economic damage...
- Comparison of Rockefeller and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation are Non-Profit Organizations that concentrate on making an impact on the global community through various projects, programs, and collaborations with other organizations. While having similar goals and results these Foundations do have different passions and visions. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation concentrate mainly on their passion regarding poor healthcare worldwide, extreme poverty and the decline of the Amer...
Differentiation when used in a classroom uses varied instructional techniques and materials to enhance learning for students. Students can be grouped together based on their abilities and interest in order for students to learn. This paper will look at research studies to find out if differentiation truly works for the majority of students.
The Effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction on Student Engagement and Achievement was a study conducted in 2009 by Lepine, Gauthier, McGregor, Merry, Se...
Stereotypes play an important role in today\'s society and particularly in Propaganda. According to the Webster\'s Dictionary stereotyping is defined as a fixed conventional notion or conception of an individual or group of people, heldby a number of people. Stereotypes can be basic or complex generalizations which people apply to individuals or groups based on their appearance, behaviour and beliefs. Stereotypes are found everywhere. Though our world seems to be improving in many ways it seems ...
- Fast Food
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- drug trafficking
Felipe Calderón, president of Mexico, has been mobilizing the Mexican military and law enforcement to perform counternarcotics operations throughout Mexico. These efforts have been generally targeted at areas near the US-Mexico border because of the activities of DTOs, drug trafficking organizations, in that area.
The Mexican government has been able to disrupt trafficking organizations by detaining the leaders, however, the DTOs countered with increasing violence. This resulted in assassinat...
- world health care issue
A world health issue that is happening today is obesity in children and adolescents. Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. Obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories than he or she burns. For many people this boils down to eating too much and exercising too little. But there are other factors that also play a role in obesity like: age, gender, genetics and physical activity.
As you ge...
- Comparison of Max Weber and Emile Durkheim: , how we can gain knowledge from their ontological position and their theory of knowledge, by focusing on their writings about religion.
Sociological theorists Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) and Max Weber (1864-1920) are commonly regarded as two of the foremost comparative analysts in the history of sociology. Both theorists during the course of their careers produced major theoretical and methodological statements. Throughout this essay I will examine their methodology on social reality, how we can gain knowledge from their ontological position and their theory of knowledge, by focusing on their writings about religion.
- Should Children Be Tried As Adults
Should children be tried as adults?!
No, it is only after their adolescence that adolescents become mature and begin to understand important concepts like society and expectations. During adolescence they are still trying to deal with society and their own inner battles of peer pressure, lack of direction, impulsiveness and the like. At such a time, when they have no responsibilities and mature or responsible behavior (like supporting a family) is not expected of them, because they lack that ...
- the great gatsby
One of the most significant messages this story offers the reader is the love triangle the book entwines itself with. Tom in his scornfulness takes for granted Daisy by cheating on her with Myrtle; although he never actually leaves Daisy. For the power of holding someone under his control fills Tom with an immense amount of pride. When F. Scott Fitzgerald pours out the mysterious secret of Jay Gatsby’s purpose in the book I found myself revealed to a lifelong dream Gatsby had all along of reu...