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  • Religious Influenced Codes Of Behaviour
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    Religion in the modern age has been seen by some sociologists as being refreshing to the morals of society, while other sociologists feel that religion has for too long placed restrictions and limitations upon those who partake in it. Both functionalists and Marxists have identified that religion does have the main function of providing guidelines and restrictions to how someone should behave in society., albeit both perspectives have a different outlook on the result of the social restrictions....
  • Sanction Against Deviant Behaviour
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    Boundaries of acceptable social behaviour that are institutionalised are called laws; those that are informal are called norms. Norms and laws protect the social order, without which societies could not exist. Still, they are often ignored or violated, and the result may be conflict- the disruption of social order. Sanctions are reactions by society to approved or disapproved behaviour. Reactions to approved behaviour are called positive sanctions; reactions to disapproved behaviour are called n...
  • Theories About Changes In Health Behaviour
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    Is it possible to help people to change to more healthy behaviour? Theories about changes in health behaviour tend to look at: o Cognition: the way people define and think about what they do and how they change their minds in ways that can lead to changing the ways they act; and Context: the cultural, social, physical, emotional and psychological environments that shape people and the factors that can facilitate change. No one theory can sum up all the factors in health behaviour, but theories c...
  • Aggressive Behaviour In Males
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    'Such incredulity about a 'gene for crime' - the label that has, inevitably, attached itself to an inborn tendency to offend - is surprising, as nobody denies that crime is inherited. ' (Jones, S (1996) ) In the passage above Jones suggests there is a societal disapproval for the notion that crime can be reduced to a single gene (a purely biological explanation for crime). This disapproval of a biological cause for crime is contrasted against Jones' own view that nobody denies that crime per se ...
  • Cause Of Aggressive Behaviour In Children
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    "There is much public interest in the debate about the effects of violence in the media in the behavior of young children; but why don't people focus more on the potentially pro-social influences?" Discuss the above quotation in relation to pro and anti-social The effects of media violence on reality have been studied for years. The common thing in this they are controlled in some way and this doesn't exactly mirror real life where anyone can see just about anything. Aggressive media gets a lot ...

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