Essays Tagged: "social norms"

Midsummer Nights Dream

ng rash and foolish actions. Thus every action should have asound and logical purpose, based on the social norms.In the play, Egeus, the father of Hermia, has thoughtfully chosen what he considersan a ... cceptable mate to wed his daughter. Egeus most likely based his decision oneconomic, political, and social factors in his choosing of Demetrius. He is making areasonable decision based on Hermia's fut ...

(3 pages) 126 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Any interpretation of obedience to authority, whether good or bad, or examination of the phenomenology of obedience to authority will lead a reader to make judments on human nature.

s their behavior, and the society can influence an individual to behave in a certain way by setting social norms. The society shapes human nature. It supplements ideas individuals use to make decision ... hom we are eager to please and afraid of displeasing . . . a 'superego'," conditioned to accept the social status that guards have more power over the prisoners. The guards have to show that they are ...

(6 pages) 233 0 4.5 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Homosexuality as a Deviance" The view that homosexuality is deviant allows society to discriminate against certain people.

Deviance is a behavior that does not conform to social norms, therefore is socially created. Since most people in the United States believe that hom ... to harass homosexuals, especially gay men, because women in general and lesbians in particular are socially invisible in society"(Eitzen 304). An example of the injustice of sodomy laws is the case o ... e, 1996.Curtan, Jim. "Gay Liberation=Spiritual Liberation." Genre 81 (2000): 74.Eitzen, D. Stanley. Social Problems. 7th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.Strong, Bryan. The Marriage and Family Experi ...

(6 pages) 381 2 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

The development of ethical behavior.

me about?Ethics refers to the study and development of one's ethical standards. Feelings, laws, and social norms can deviate from what is ethical. So it is necessary to constantly examine one's standa ...

(4 pages) 549 1 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Cultural Mythologies and Binary Oppositions in the Novel and Film, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

In the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg upsets the dominant social norms of human interactions by comparing the heterosexual relationship of Evelyn and Ed along ... erosexual relationship in comparison to the functions of a homosexual relationship by upsetting the social norms. Whereas in the film, the homosexual aspect of the relationships held between partners ...

(6 pages) 72 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Times of Change in British Literature.

l individualism" according to our textbook. Individuals prided themselves in pushing the envelop of social norms and standards. Science, philosophy and psychology were prominent in the Victorian Age. ... ilosophy and psychology were prominent in the Victorian Age. People challenged tradition as well as social norms. And finally in the WWI Era people began to evaluate life on a realistic level.Within t ...

(5 pages) 94 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


sexual behaviours come from our biological make-up alone. The opposing view of sociologists is the social constructionist one, which believes that reality is constructed from the social world, which ... functions as a malleable feature of self, a prime connecting point between body, self identity and social norms." (Giddens 1995, p.6) This essay seeks to explore some of the many aspects that make up ...

(6 pages) 247 1 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

gender roles and power. However, I choose to attack the most obvious theme in The Lottery which is social conformity, because I think that it is a relevant topic, even by today's standards. In The Lo ... suppose to do so with fervency and vigor. Working hard was expected, as was the acceptance of other social norms; to be noncompliant with these standards made one an outcast, and in this case the scap ...

(3 pages) 107 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Sex Discrimination in the Workplace.

d men are different biologically; all cultures interpret these biological differences into a set of social expressions that outline which behaviors and activities are appropriate. Like race, ethnicity ... utline which behaviors and activities are appropriate. Like race, ethnicity, and class, gender is a social category that largely establishes one's opportunities in life and further shapes one's partic ...

(5 pages) 312 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Outline the changes in the Australian labour market since 1980.

es. Between employees and employers will be determined which the events and issues that develop. As social norms and historical, political, legal, economic and technological factors in a society chang ... aim of this is to provide a better working life for their member, such as improve public security, social services and the terms of employment. Moreover, they will achieve industrial democracy, a voi ...

(18 pages) 252 1 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

A Clockwork Orange: a critical view

By psychological definition, people affected with antisocial personality disorder (also known as "sociopaths" or "psychopaths") have incredible manipulati ... nown as "sociopaths" or "psychopaths") have incredible manipulation skills. They fail to conform to social norms, are deceitful and aggressive, and seek to destroy with little remorse. Sex, cruelty, a ... ggressive, and seek to destroy with little remorse. Sex, cruelty, and dominance define parts of antisocial personality behavior, and also perfectly define the odd, near-antithesis of a hero, Alex, in ...

(6 pages) 85 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

How Is Abnormal Psychology Defined

gyAbnormal behaviour is defined as behaviour that is considered to be maladaptive or deviant by the social culture in which it occurs. Though disagreement exists regarding which particular behaviour c ... occurs infrequently (statistical infrequent behaviour). Another is that behaviour deviates from the social norms of acceptable behaviour (social norms). A third is that the behaviour is maladaptive, t ...

(4 pages) 294 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Psychological Abnormality

t ways.Limitations of definitions of abnormality are: Statistical Infrequency: Does not account for social acceptability or type of behaviour. For example, very high intelligence is abnormal because i ... e it is rare. Also, eccentric behaviour that is rare but acceptable is also abnormal.Deviation from Social Norms: Social norms vary from one society to another and standards change. For example, in ou ...

(4 pages) 168 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Howard Stern: Adjustment domain

ADJUSTMENT DOMAINAntisocial Personality Disorder :( impulsive,aggressive, manipulative) [1]A. There is a pervasive patter ... curring since age18 years, as indicated by three (or more) of thefollowing:1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect tolawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performingacts that are grou ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.0 Apr/2004

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

'How has motherhood been socially constructed and experienced across the twentieth century?'

so women who are childless with no choice and in the society they are seen as underprivileged. This social 'pressure' to have children is identified as 'motherhood mandate'. Motherhood can also be see ... children is regarded as 'maternal instinct' and it is both normal and natural. It is obviously that social and cultural perspective has a huge influence in women deciding whether and how to become mot ...

(6 pages) 134 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

A Person is Only as Good as His Background

true in a small percentage of cases, most of the time the person has a hard time contemplating the social norms society as a whole has set up. Therefore, negative or positive actions done by a person ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Social context of fairy tales, using "Little Red Riding Hood" and the film "Ever After" as examples.

SOCIAL CONTEXT OF FAIRY TALES- Fairy tales arise from specific social and cultural conditions and ar ... al and cultural conditions and are thus shaped by them.- Fairy tales usually reinforce the dominant social ideas and attitudes of that specific time.- Hence, the ideas that are still socially acceptab ... others are altered over time.- In other words, the changing nature of fairy tales has its roots in social and cultural forces. They are not simply due to the opinions and approaches of different stor ...

(2 pages) 71 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Functioning in a Non-Functional Society

iety has become. In a conformistically adequated society, the non-conformist usually rebels against social norms through the use of violence and sex. These two innate instincts fulfill the need to esc ... al institution. This is the place along with prison where people who are not capable of coping with social norms belong. This shows that niether extreme is good. In order to function in society one mu ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Conformity vs. Rebellion (Bartleby the Scrivener)

l twins that humanity has been nourishing since the beginning of civilization. As we conform to the social norms that surround us everyday, we are trapped inside of this overwhelming system where we e ...

(3 pages) 106 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The causes in the rise of the Divorce Rate in the US

st be blamed. Unnecessary damage has been done because of the need to provide for ourselves. Social norms as well as a fear of appearing uneducated and lethargic have driven the women in this c ...

(2 pages) 132 4 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology