Essays Tagged: "social behaviour"

The role of the mass media in American politics today.

of power with reference to the political process. A role is defined as characteristic and expected social behaviour and the function, position or actions taken by a required person or group. (web ref ... that provokes and circulates these ideas, which serve the dominant interests within the variety of social groups that constitute its audiences. (Barker, 1997:81) News is organised on a daily basis wi ...

(9 pages) 842 1 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Describe the main features of qualitative research and compare the advantages and disadvantages with experimental research.

IntroductionThis essay describes the main aspects of relativist qualitative research in social psychology. Generalised comparisons will be considered between the methodology of relativist ... isability.In accordance with a logical positivist epistemology, experimental researchers argue that social behaviour is an objective, independent reality, relying on theories which describe that reali ... st logic (Hammersley, 1996). They instead affirm an idealist epistemology, endorsing relativism and social constructivism (Megee, 2001). Research is based on description rather than prediction as mean ...

(6 pages) 669 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


ation on doing business with China in relation to power, role and status, business decision making, social behaviour, work attitudes, communication and awareness for working hours. Specific recommenda ... never write on business cards or put it in your wallet, cards should be placed in a small card case.Social BehaviourEtiquette, manners and greetings of the Chinese was built around specific rituals th ...

(6 pages) 209 0 3.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The purposes and uses of history, with various examples including Marx and john Tosh etc

History can be utilised as a guidance of social behaviour, education, a verification of self-identity, a means of understanding the developme ... mple.' In this sense, history is able to provide answers on how to live for the future by governing social behaviour.Another aspect of history is historical materialism, where 'Marx interpreted human ... n: 'It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, but, on the contrary, their social existence that determines their consciousness'1. This theory was apparent during the Industri ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

How does violence in the media affect children and how should parents deal with it?

Does violence in the media affect people's social behaviour? A lot of research has been done on this matter. Even though the mass media cannot ... on violent computer games. There are two explanations of the effects of violence in video games:The social learning theory suggesting that children will imitate what they have seen on the screen; and ... g violent video games increases aggression in children in the short-term at least so supporting the social learning theory's view. Further Video game violence has more effect on young children, but fa ...

(4 pages) 119 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Transformation of a text in a different context reveal new insights to a responder. Dicuss this statement with cose reference to The Great Gatsby and American Beauty.

erican Dream; and rejects the idea that materialistic pursuits will bring happiness. Both texts are social satires that raise the issue of the failure of the American Dream through humour; and ridicul ... he war was over; people were building new lives and money was thought to bring happiness as well as social and financial success.The Great Gatsby portrays the failure of the American Dream as it confl ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Critically discuss what the social psychology student was referring to in the above scenario using a theory of pro-social behaviour as a framework.

him. Lily's bravery is the talk of the neighbourhood. On hearing of this a student who is studying social psychology makes the comment: It's just as well Lily's usual playmates were not around or tha ... girl might not have received any help (Vaughan and Hogg, 2005, p. 358).Critically discuss what the social psychology student was referring to in the above scenario using a theory of pro-social behavi ...

(5 pages) 76 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Describe in details about the type of work my chosen public services carry out and also their positive and negative aspects of working.

e and accessible uniformed presence; work with partners and community organisations to address anti-social behaviour, the fear of crime, environmental issues and other factors which affect the quality ... they have the power to arrest.- They can demand the name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner.- Power of entry to save life or prevent damage- Removal of abandoned vehicles.The oth ...

(5 pages) 35 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Difference and Deviance

Sociology, a term that is quite difficult to define. You can say that it is the study of social behaviour and human groups. It focuses on social relationships and how this can influence peo ...

(1 pages) 30 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Define the sociological theory. Describe 2 Theories

ociological theory. Using at least 2 examples, explain how each theory aids in the understanding of social behaviour?Sociological theory is defined as the study of human being and how they interact wi ... his theory study's society in detail and sees society as a product of people. This is considered as social construction.The interpretive though so detailed can be criticized in many ways. It is said t ...

(3 pages) 113 2 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The internationalisation of education has benefits for both local and international students. Discuss.

with a variety of problems due to a new environment such as understanding difficulties or different social behaviour and attitudes. Despite occurring problems, it has been suggested that international ... m new experiences in a foreign country, whereas domestic students are likely to acquire appropriate social skills and to widen their horizon. After giving a short definition of internationalisation of ...

(6 pages) 98 0 4.5 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Renn Zaphiropoulos case. Which is Renn's leadership/management style?

nn has used an affiliative management style with his employees, with a high level of structural and social behaviour. His social behaviour is expressed in a highly personalized approach to his employe ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Sociology and Sociological Imagination Concepts

(Waters & Crook, 1993) conclude that 'sociology' is the systematic breakdown of social behaviour. Its emphasis is on the social behaviour of the individual within the context of hi ... Wright Mills signify when he writes of the 'personal troubles of milieu' and 'the public issues of social structure', and in addition to how 'sociological imagination' offers us a better understandin ... ecific facts about people and society. The theory of society being that "behaviour is influenced by social, political, occupational and intellectual groups and by particular settings in which individu ...

(5 pages) 138 1 3.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sociological Imagination

SOCIOLOGY "" ESSAY The study of the social world in addition to sociological imagination contests the individualistic and naturalistic a ... sociological imagination contests the individualistic and naturalistic approach to the analysis of social forces that mould human behaviour in contemporary society. The interrelated social concepts t ... . Holborn 2000:05). The study reveals mixed assumptions and perspectives of the institutions of the social world and how it influences the development of social behaviour. It challenges ideas and fact ...

(5 pages) 134 1 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Sybolic Interaction

LOGY ASSESSMENT OUTCOME 2 There are different approaches used in sociology to explain the source of social behaviour. This essay will explain the main features within Social Action Sociology. The theo ... in features within Social Action Sociology. The theorists who adopted this approach were Max Weber (Social Actionist) and George Herbert Mead (Symbolic Integrationist). They both believed that social ...

(8 pages) 80 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

This essay discusses the changes in the Irish Family structure in the last decade.

onomic and psychological development and it also teaches us rules, morals, and how to maintain good social behaviour. Additionally the family is the first and most influential setting for socialisatio ... within it. The increase in the number of playgroups and crèches however, has also meant that socialisation is no longer solely restricted to the family. Furthermore the family provides the chil ...

(12 pages) 57 0 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Birth Order

order does not determine the basic values of a person or the person's value to society. It affects social interactions more than attitudes and ethnical stances. Your birth order and sex determines in ... rs inside and outside the family. Your birth order and gender affect primarily your social behaviour and how you relate to other people in your life. They affect the way you relate to ...

(16 pages) 38 1 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Bystander Effect

ily’s bravery is the talk of the neighbourhood. On learning of this, a student who is studying social psychology makes the comment: It’s just as well that Lily’s usual playmates were no ... nd Hogg, 2005, p.358)When it comes to helping others, studies have uncovered an apparent paradox in social psychology called the ‘bystander effect’ (Weiten 2007, p.684). The bystander effect ...

(7 pages) 62 0 1.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Why do media representations of youth matter?

dia provides little or no empirical evidence to suggest that the young are more predisposed to anti-social behaviour as opposed to any other existing demographic. In a study conducted in the UK, resea ... nvestigate the game's content (Hernandez, 2005). Opponents of the game have been quick to blame the social problems plaguing today's youth on games like these, though experts maintain that there remai ...

(5 pages) 24 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Discuss the Strengths & Weaknesses of Anti – Social Behaviour Orders

e crime all over the UK. One of the main targets of the Labour Party was the rising number of Anti -Social incidents reported to the police every day. In order to combat this growing phenomenon that i ... t this growing phenomenon that is today's 'Youth Culture', the ASBO was created. The ASBO - or Anti Social Behaviour Order, to quote its official name - is a civil order made against a person who has ...

(7 pages) 24 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology