Social Influences Over the past few years there have been major issues to arise in our country, issues that many feel very strongly about on either side of the situation. In this paper we will examine the social situation of being gay and of gun control. These two issues have been cause of major debate and have caused much tension amongst peer groups, the government and society in general. First, let’s look at the issue of being gay in today’s society. In the last 10 years the issue of homosexuality has caused many different debates in our country and around the world. In America it has become a very controversial subject and one that causes much tension. When the issue first arose there were many people who were very adamant that being gay was abnormal behavior and was socially unacceptable. “Although sharply divided, public attitudes toward gays and lesbians are rapidly changing to reflect greater acceptance, with younger generations leading the way, research by NORC at the University of Chicago shows. The rise in support for same-sex marriage has been especially dramatic over the last two decades. It went from 11 percent approval in 1988 to 46 percent in 2010, compared to 40 percent who were opposed, producing a narrow plurality in favor for the first time. The report is based on findings of the latest General Social Survey, conducted in 2010 with a cross sample of more than 2,000 people (Harms, 2011).” People are beginning to realize that we are all different and have different belief systems and this does constitute a legitimate reason to deny humans their basic civil rights. The younger generation is bringing on this social acceptance of differences between all. There is a lot of room for improvement with the issue of prejudices. They will always exist to some degree, but if we can make the existence of prejudices minimal we are moving in a very positive direction. The social acceptance of being gay is due to the groupthink phenomenon in the younger generation The second issue is that of gun control. Due to the increase of mass shootings over the last few years, this issue has been a major one in our country. Both sides of the debate feel very strongly about the issue. Those who support having guns feel that it is their right and that the government has no business taking their rights away. Those on the other side of the issue feel that guns must be controlled at any cost and that the lives of innocent victims are extremely important and need to be protected at any cost. Not even a full year after the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school more than half of Americans no longer support stricter gun laws. “A new survey finds that nearly a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting that prompted a nationwide debate on gun control, fewer than half of Americans now support such restrictions. The survey also shows that the intensity of gun control advocates has waned as well. In the January 2013 poll, 37 percent of Americans “strongly favored” stricter gun laws in comparison to the 27 percent who “strongly opposed” restrictions. That gap has almost completely disappeared over the past year, with strong opposition and support now at the same level ("Washington.cbslocal", 2013).” The support of gun control on either side differed greatly based on the location of residence of the individuals
Normative social influence is basically conforming in order to be accepted or liked by a group. This is due to the fact that for some reason people long to be in a social group of some sort. When an individual resist normative social influence the first things that would happen is that the group would try to being you back into the group, what they do is try to increase communication with you in hopes that this would work. They would use tactics such as teasing comments and or long discussions in…
output of the team’s work demonstrates the effect of using social media to attract the highest quality talent and students to the university.
Identify the ways in which social media usage influences the performance of organisations.
Study social media in the West, and establish its effects on Western organisations.
Undertake a case study on the effectiveness of a Western organisation.
Study social media in KSA, and establish its influence on the effectiveness of organisations in KSA.
Social influence is the change in an individual’s behaviour, opinion and emotions resulting from what others may do or feel. People are substantially influenced by other members of society, this is most effective when an individual is being watched by other people or when acting to reach a common goal as those around. Despite the society we live in granting each individual the freedom to own their own set of thoughts and opinions social influence still occurs. The presence of others (real or imagined)…
among internet users in order to develop a better understanding about the influence social media on healthcare, financial, travel, and retail industries. Each of the participants were asked a question related to the different industries when it came to making purchases and the results were analyzed accordingly. The results were divided into Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation. It was found that social media was influential among 40% of the participants in their travel related…
Social Influences on Behavior
September 5, 2011
Social influence, whether from a group of many or a solitary comrade, powerfully affects the behavior of all human beings, although some people are influenced more than others (Quiamzade, 2009). The extent to which people are influenced depends on their level of self-esteem and the strength of their self-identity, morals, and values (Velden, 2007). Daily influences include measures of common courtesy to inappropriate…
There are many influences that affect a person's behavior. "Belonging, understanding, controlling, enhancing self, and trusting are five core social motives"(Carter & Seifort,2013,p.618). People are motivated to be accepted and have the power of situations. Groups formed are by people with common interests and beliefs. When entering a group a person wants to be trusted and to be perceived as worthy. These core motives may change a person's behavior, so they…
Physical and Social Factors that Influences Growth and Development
Development is often divided into specific domains, such as gross motor, fine motor, language, cognition, and social/emotional growth. These designations are useful, but substantial overlap exists. Studies have established average ages at which specific milestones are reached, as well as ranges of normality. In a normal child, progress within the different domains varies, as in the toddler who walks late but speaks in sentences early…
Social and political influences
Jean Baptise Lamarck
Creatures develop traits during their lifetime and pass these traits to their offspring
E.g. in reaching higher leaves giraffes stretch their necks and the acquired longer neck to off spring
He proposed the changes were natural not divine therefore his theory was not as disparaged by religious groups as other evolutionary theories.
Lamarckian-influenced political theorists in the socialist ranks often combined his…
successfully shut down the bank. Jackson was also determined to increase economic opportunities for the common citizens of the United States, even if it resulted in the destruction of the Native Americans. Jackson’s presidency immensely influenced the social reform, as he helped to…
Health and social care level 3- Unit 4-
D2- Evaluate the influence of two major theories of ageing on health and social care provision.
During the aging process, the elderly may take different approaches to aging and may apply to different theories of aging such as the disengagement theory and the activity theory. All elderly individuals will deal with aging in different ways, they may wish to stay active or they may wish to disengage themselves due to depression or they may be unable to deal…