Paper 1: Deviant Behavior
Paper 1 maps to the following SOCY 100 learning outcome (course objective):
apply the sociological imagination, theoretical perspectives, and scientific research to uncover patterns of social behavior.
explain how society is patterned and organized by social structures and institutions.
describe the process of social change and its impact on the individual and society.
Paper 1 Requirements:
A definition of deviant behavior often depends upon historical circumstances. What was considered deviant a generation or two ago may not be considered deviant at all today. This assignment is an examination of our historical definitions of deviant behavior.
Thoroughly discuss one example of behavior that was considered deviant more than 10 years ago, but today is considered conventional or normal. Why is this behavior now considered normal? Using the sociological concepts and theories from the course readings, and your own research, explain what changes in society have led to the acceptance of this once deviant behavior.
Next, thoroughly discuss one example of a behavior that was considered acceptable more than 10 years ago, but today is considered deviant. Why is this behavior now considered deviant? Using the sociological concepts and theories from the course readings, and your own research, explain what changes in society have led to the rejection of this once acceptable behavior.
Conclude your paper with a prediction: what is one well-known deviant behavior exhibited today that may be considered acceptable in the future? Explain in detail why you think this behavior will be considered acceptable in the future. What is one well-known acceptable behavior exhibited today that may be considered deviant in the future? Explain in detail why you think this behavior will be considered deviant in the future.
Select appropriate source material. Locate a minimum of four academic sources (peer-reviewed articles) written within the last ten years.
Follow APA Style: https://sites.umgc.edu/library/libhow/apa_examples.cfm
Read the rubric as guidelines for the paper.
Recommended length: 3 – 4 pages not including the title and reference page, letter size: 12, and double-spaced.
APA 7th Edition Citation Examples: General Rules
Openstax chapter 5 & 7 Intro to sociology
Attached are three academic sources