Jamie is a 15 year old girl who has been lived in poverty since she was born. She was raised on cupcakes, mac & cheese, hot dogs, and fast food. At 15 she has the early onset of type II diabetes. During school yesterday she acted out and struck a teacher.
Discuss one social theory and one biological theory that is linked to this case. Be sure to define each theory and discuss the exact link. Be sure to provide examples to support your response.
Brian is 31 year old struggling musician, alcoholic from NJ. During his childhood he grew up in poverty, but maintained straight As through high school. He even graduated with a 4.0 average although he was in several fights. During his senior year he decided to apply to several universities around his area including Rutgers. He received rejection letter after rejection letter. He eventually gave up hope of going to college and began singing in a band. During his musical career he began drinking heavily and engaging in aggressive behavior similar to his fights in high school. He is now awaiting trial for his 4th DUI.
Discuss one social theory and one psychological theory that is linked to this case. Be sure to define each theory and discuss the exact link. Be sure to provide examples to support your response.
Maria Efron is a 28 year old shopping addict. She spends every dime earned on shopping often leaving her bills and financial obligations unpaid. If she does not have the money to shop she will often steal. Discuss the biological and psychological issues that have a possible influence on her behavior? Be sure to define the theory and provide specific examples to support your ideas.
Define the Anomie theory in detail. Define each portion of the theory, cite the theorist, and provide an example to support the theory. You can draw from outside sources.