Swk103- social work & deviant behavior

Lesson 3A Discussion

Application of Theory: Provide two examples to your classmates on how the Social Strain Theory explains deviant behavior.

There is no minimum length, just be sure to provide two examples with explanations. 


(Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19. (2017, July 24). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06IS_X7hWWI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA)

Lesson 3B Discussion 

Do you think the following college student behaviors are deviant? Why or why not?

If you think the behavior is deviant, how should a college respond formally? How should others (college students, employees) respond, informally, when they witness such behavior?

a. chewing tobacco and using a “spit cup” or spitting the tobacco on the ground.

b. walking across campus without a shirt (for males) or in a bikini top.

c. answering your cell phone while meeting with a professor.

d. texting during a lecture. 

Lesson 4 Assignment

Apply Merton’s typology of deviance to the real world and give examples for each type. (The material to review is found in Lesson 3 Readings and Videos)

APA Style required. Be sure to cite your references. The length expectation is a 1-page minimum.

(Theory & Deviance: Crash Course Sociology #19. (2017, July 24). [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06IS_X7hWWI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA