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Test Bank for Statistics for Seeing Social Problems The Hidden Stories Behind Contemporary Issues Silver

Downloadable Instructor Test Bank for Statistics for Seeing Social Problems The Hidden Stories Behind Contemporary Issues By Ira Silver, ISBN: 9781071802250, ISBN: 9781506386812

Table Of Content

Chapter 1 – Looking Beyond What You Already Know: Becoming Curious About Social Problems

Social Problems are Everywhere

First Impressions?

The Virtue of Sociology: Opening Your Eyes to the Hidden World Around You

Viewing Our Society Through Different Lenses

Recognizing That Social Problems Have Diverse Explanations

What Do You Know Now?

Chapter 2 – Opportunity for Few: The Withering of the American Dream

Struggling to get Ahead in the Land of Opportunity

First Impressions?

The Opportunity Divide: How American Society Produces Economic Inequality

Blocked Opportunities: How Social Forces Impede Low-Income Youth from Living the Dream

Tarnished Hopes: How Poverty Impedes Low-Income People’s Motivations to get Ahead

A Personal Tale from the Other Side of the Opportunity Divide: How Social Forces Bolster Success

Rethinking Welfare: How the Sociological Perspective Can Inform Your Understanding of Who Deserves Help

Taking Collective Responsibility: Why the Withering of the American Dream is Everyone’s Problem

What Do You Know Now?

Chapter 3 – “I Can’t Breathe:” Policing, Race, and Violence

Violent Encounters Between Cops and People of Color

First Impressions?

Assigning Personal Blame – Either to Bad Cops or to Dangerous Black Men

Responding to Public Fears: Police Brutality as a Byproduct of Getting Tough on Crime

The Hidden Roots of Crime: How Race Shapes Opportunity

Taking a Deeper Look at Videos of Police Violence: Seeing the Sociological Stories Behind the Footage

What Do You Know Now?

Chapter 4 – The Color of Drug Abuse: Handcuffs for Some Addicts, Help for Others

Crack and Opioids: A Tale of Two Drug Epidemics

First Impressions?

Race and the Social Construction of Drugs

The Racial Inequalities Underlying Drug Enforcement

Policing Drugs by Creating Scapegoats

It’s Hardly as Simple as “Just Say No:” The Social Forces Contributing to Drug Abuse

What Do You Know Now?

Chapter 5 – Fat Chances: Weight Anxiety in a Society that Prizes Thinness

Thin is in: The Social Construction of Body Size

First Impressions?

Bias Without Boundaries: The Pervasiveness of Size Discrimination in American Society

The Elephant in the Room: Explaining Why Obesity is Most Prevalent in Low-Income Communities

Feeling the Weight: Why People of Average Size May be Insecure About Their Bodies

Debunking Conventional Wisdom About Body Size

What Do You Know Now?

Chapter 6 – What’s Sex Got to do With It? Uncovering the Roots of Teenage Pregnancy?

Parental Anxiety Gone Wild: Raising Kids in a Society Where Sexualized Images are Everywhere

First Impressions?

Who’s Doing What and When? Shifting Views About Sex, Birth Control, and Pregnancy

Dim Hopes for the Future: Highlighting the Social Forces that Contribute to Teens Having Babies

“Acting Like Sluts:” How the Individual Perspective Toward Teen Parents Reinforces Gender Inequality

Reducing Teen Pregnancy: Early Educational Opportunity is Key

Looking Cross-Culturally; Exposing an Alternative Way to Understand Teens and Sex

What Do You Know Now?

Chapter 7 – Everybody’s Doing It: Getting Ahead by Cheating

From champ to chump: how Lance Armstrong tarnished his reputation riding the road to victory

First impressions?

A sketchy path to the top: doping in sports

Striving to be #1: competing in a winner-take-all society

Challenging the conventional wisdom about who’s a cheater

When second best feels like losing: the medicalization of imperfection

Game on: seeing cheating as a way to conform with mainstream american values

What do you know now?

Chapter 8 – Living in Infamy: Mass Shootings as Enduring Expressions of Masculinity

Making sense of the senseless: exploring what drives mass shooters to commit acts of destruction

First impressions?

Seeking revenge: seeing mass shootings as efforts by disrespected males to get even

The columbine effect: how online networks enable aggrieved males to plot the next rampage

Violence without outrage: how mass shootings resemble riots

Cementing their legacy as “real men:” how rampage reporting immortalizes toxic masculinity

What do you know now?

Chapter 9 – #MeToo: Why Gender Violence is Everyone’s Problem

Publicizing trauma: how social media has brought gender violence out of the shadows

First impressions?

Exhibiting entitlement: gender violence as a display of masculine power

Adding insult to injury: why blaming gender violence survivors for their victimization is part of the problem

“Be a man”: violence as a socially acceptable expression of masculinity

Seeing gender violence as everyone’s problem

What do you know now?

Chapter 10 – Bearing Witness to Inhumanity: Making Sense of Cruelty to Animals

Feeling their pain: exploring why stories of animal cruelty so deeply affects us

First impressions?

Gory thrills: making sense of the pleasure some people get from mistreating animials

Tastes so cruel: exposing the hidden workings of the factory farming system

Confronting our inhumanity: a look at efforts to cease the practice of animal entertainment

The payoff of the sociological perspective: seeing who we are through our relationships with animals

What do you know now?

Chapter 11 – “Better Safe Than Sorry:” Protecting Children from Strangers and Other Dangers

Careful who you friend: exploring the predatory behavior of strangers who lurk on the internet

First impressions?

Unequal childhoods: exposing why some kids are more prone than others to online exploitation by strangers

Overprotecting children: the unintended consequences of minimizizing the risks of growing up

Strangers with benefits: discovering the advantages of interacting with unfamiliar people in public

Thinking straight about threats children

What do you know now?

Chapter 12 – Have Kids Gotten Meaner? An Up-close Look at Cyberbullying and Suicide

Any time and place: how teens use technology to act cruely toward one another

First impressions?

A peek inside teen culture: uncovering the social forces that underlie cyberbullying

Not a solitary act of desperatioin: exposing social forces that lead teens to die from suicide

No meaner than prior generations: getting to the root of kids’ maliciousness toward one another

What do you know now?

Chapter 13 – “You’re Such a Downer:” Why Mental Illness Goes Beyond Personal Suffering

Diseases of the mind: exploring the wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders

First impressions?

Conditions that no blood test can prove: the social construction of mental illness

Inexact science: the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of ADHD

Being sad when you’re supposed to be happy: how American culture influences the experience of depression

“Feeling crazy:” How gender shapes the ways people think about and cope with mental illness

People whose minds are merely different: challenging the stigma associated with mental illness

What do you know now?
Chapter 14 – Eyes Wide Open: Seeing Social Problems from Multiple Perspectives

Benefit #1: Recognizing different realities

Benefit #2: Expanding your focus

Benefit #3: Getting to the heart of the matter

Benefit #4: Looking inward
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index