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Using Social Norms As A Substitute For Law, Bryan H. Druzin 2016 The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Using Social Norms As A Substitute For Law, Bryan H. Druzin

Bryan H. Druzin

This paper follows the law and norms literature in arguing that policymakers can use social norms to support or even replace regulation. Key to the approach offered here is the idea — borrowed from the folk theorem in game theory — that cooperative order can arise in circumstances where parties repeatedly interact. This paper proposes that repeated interaction between the same agents, specifically the intensity of it, may be used as a yardstick with which to gauge the potential to scale back regulation and use social norms as a substitute for law. Where there are very high levels of repeated interaction between ...


Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez 2016 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Developing An Intergroup Communication Intervention Curriculum: Enhancing Workforce Skills Across Generations, Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Jeanette M. Dillon, Lisa Hanasono, Paul Valdez

Kate Magsamen-Conrad

This chapter describes a community-based participatory research project that embraces opportunities to augment the skills necessary to excel in an increasingly diverse workforce, especially in terms of proficiency in communication, social interaction, and technology. The Intergroup Communication Intervention (ICI) provides needed technology skills training to older adults in a community setting t improve intergroup relationships, foster positive civic attitudes and skills, and reduce ageist attitudes of younger adults. Participants build workforce skills necessary for future success as the project advances group and interpersonal communication skills across generations using technology pedagogy to bridge the divide. The ICI approach is systematic and ...


Exploring Personal Narratives: Experiencing The Dawson College Shooting, Kathryn Brice 2015 Northeastern University

Exploring Personal Narratives: Experiencing The Dawson College Shooting, Kathryn Brice

Criminal Justice Master's Theses

Research on school shootings has generally focused more on the perpetrators than the victims of such crimes. The current study seeks to explore personal narratives of students who experienced a school shooting at Dawson College in 2006. To understand how people experience school shootings, interviews were conducted with three separate cohorts of individuals: Dawson students who were present at the time of the shooting; Dawson students who were not at the school at the time of the shooting; and high school students who would be entering the college the following year. These groups were chosen under the expectation that victimization ...


Transforming Impossible Into Possible (Tip): A Group Work Model In Workforce Development, Philip Young P. Hong 2015 Loyola University Chicago

Transforming Impossible Into Possible (Tip): A Group Work Model In Workforce Development, Philip Young P. Hong

School of Social Work: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This presentation introduces newly developed a social work group intervention model in workforce development. Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) program empowers participants to develop self-awareness, confidence, hope, goal-orientation, leadership, accountability, conscientiousness, and grit, it is anticipated that it improves both employment and retention outcomes.


The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier 2015 University of Montreal

The Use Of Reality Television And Social Media By Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, And Laws., Mathilde Vanasse-Pelletier

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.


Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery 2015 King University

Social Media And Mainline Protestant Church Communities In The Middle West, Seth Allen, Joshua M. Avery

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Custom Mobile Apps On Church Development: A Case Study Of Upper Room Community Church, Joy Tong Dr., Charlie Y. Hu Dr. 2015 Purdue University

The Impact Of Custom Mobile Apps On Church Development: A Case Study Of Upper Room Community Church, Joy Tong Dr., Charlie Y. Hu Dr.

Annual Conference on Information and Religion

Abstract:

This research aims to study the impact of custom mobile church apps on church development in the mobile era. Church apps, which provide real-time messaging, social networking, real-time remote service, special interest groups, online giving, events and calendar, archive and many more, have become a trendy approach for churches to keep their members connected and engaged. However, there is still much speculation as to how fruitful using a church app is. Our research will explore three questions: (1) How do and can churches creatively engage their members through apps? (2) What are the most effective and/or commonly used ...


White Privilege: A Study Of White Students' Racial Awareness At A Predominantly White, But Historically Inclusive Institution, Quincy Elizabeth Snellings 2015 Bates College

White Privilege: A Study Of White Students' Racial Awareness At A Predominantly White, But Historically Inclusive Institution, Quincy Elizabeth Snellings

Honors Theses

Since its founding in 1855, Bates’ doors have been open to women and people of color, setting it apart from the exclusively white- male institutions of its era. As a predominantly white, yet historically inclusive institution Bates is a particularly compelling study of a “white campus.” Most of the existing literature investigates race at predominantly and historically white institutions and focuses on the experiences of students of color on these campuses. In contrast, this thesis investigates white Bates students’ perceptions and awareness of white racial privilege and its impact on their and others’ college experiences. Using quantitative and qualitative data ...


Yes, It's Equality, But It's Not What It Used To Be, Edward Brennan 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Yes, It's Equality, But It's Not What It Used To Be, Edward Brennan

Articles

No abstract provided.


Group Conversation M2-6: Transcription, Vann Corpus, Robert E. Vann 2015 Western Michigan University

Group Conversation M2-6: Transcription, Vann Corpus, Robert E. Vann

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Dressed In Drag, Liz Zabel, Jessica Bartemes 2015 Iowa State University

Dressed In Drag, Liz Zabel, Jessica Bartemes

Ethos

Zach Houborg knew he was gay in middle school. His parents, who are still not accepting of his sexuality, encouraged him to turn to the church, where they believed religion could “save” him. “I kept pushing it off , even though I always knew…no matter how hard I tried, God was not going to make me straight,” says Houborg, who decided to embrace his sexuality by ‘coming out’ during his freshman year of college.


Preaching Acceptance, Nicole Presley, Madison Jerde, Liz Zabel 2015 Iowa State University

Preaching Acceptance, Nicole Presley, Madison Jerde, Liz Zabel

Ethos

Jon Page, a minister at the United Church of Christ, first realized he was gay at the age of 11 or 12. He tried talking to a priest about it since his parents weren’t interested in discussing it. The priest then gave him a website address that promoted the “ex-gay” movement. The website listed some of the reasons why its creators thought he was gay: you had too many girl friends when you were younger; you didn’t go out and play enough sports; you were too close to your mother; you are too feminine, not manly enough.


Letters From A Bitter Roommate, Cole Komma, Renae Meines, Riley Eveleth 2015 Iowa State University

Letters From A Bitter Roommate, Cole Komma, Renae Meines, Riley Eveleth

Ethos

Jenny* needed a roommate. She had recently decided to transfer to Iowa State and desperately needed a place to live. Her last available option was Regina*. Things went well for the first couple of days, but then “certain things got kind of weird,” Jenny says. “She introduced me to her friends as her best friend after two days of knowing her.” Jenny felt this was a little odd, but nothing to get upset about.


Date Night!, Ethos Magazine 2015 Iowa State University

Date Night!, Ethos Magazine

Ethos

Thinking about dinner and a movie for date night again? Well, scratch that. Ames has plenty of awesome ways to spend time with your S.O. without breaking the bank. Whether you’ve been dating for years or it’s your first time out together, these killer ideas will re-energize your love life.


Occupational Aspiration Among African-Americans: A Case For Affirmative Action, Ronald E. Hall 2015 Michigan State University

Occupational Aspiration Among African-Americans: A Case For Affirmative Action, Ronald E. Hall

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The recent attack upon Affirmative Action in the workplace demands that merit be the sole criterion of employment. Policies designed to eliminate discriminatory practices are in themselves discriminatory and suggest minorities are inferior. Such suggestions are archaic and simplistic. Each assumes that the workplace operates in a social vacuum when in fact a complex system of cultural norms precedes the influence of merit. For African-Americans color is a predcedent of merit. The present study was undertaken to determine the implications of color in the workplace by analyzing it vis a vis occupational aspiration. Using a sample of African- American college ...


Participatory Research And Community Organizing, Sung Sil Lee Sohng 2015 University of Washington

Participatory Research And Community Organizing, Sung Sil Lee Sohng

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

The paper summarizes the political economy of knowledge production in an increasingly privatized, postindustrial world of knowledge society. This analysis is linked to the emergence of participatory research movements. It argues that the participatory approach to community research offers epistemology and methodology that address people, power and praxis in our postmodern, information society. The paper then describes howa participatory research project is carried out in community practice, articulating key moments and the roles of the researcher and participants. In order to develop this understanding further, it examines the efforts of two specific projects and shows how knowledge production can serve ...


Women Behind Bars: Trends And Policy Issues, Mark S. Kaplan, Jennifer E. Sasser 2015 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Women Behind Bars: Trends And Policy Issues, Mark S. Kaplan, Jennifer E. Sasser

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

In the crusade to get tough on crime, policy makers have also gotten tough on women, drawing them into prisons in rapidly growing numbers. Today, incarcerated women are predominately poor, uneducated, and unskilled; are disproportionately African American and Latina young women with children; and have severe health and mental health problems. This article examines the characteristics and needs of these women and presents recommendations for their more humane and pragmatic treatment and for social policy that is relevant for the decarceration of this country's soaring female prison population.


Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 23, No. 4 (December 1996), Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare 2015 Western Michigan University

Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare Vol. 23, No. 4 (December 1996), Journal Of Sociology & Social Welfare

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • IMPROVING SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS AND MENTALLY ILL - Carol T. Mowbray, Shirley P. Thraser, Evan Cohen, and Deborah Bybee
  • PREDICTORS OF DEPRESSION AMONG WORKERS AT THE TIME OF A PLANT CLOSING - Nancy R. Vosler and Deborah Page-Adams
  • WOMEN BEHIND BARS: TRENDS AND POLICY ISSUES - Mark S. Kaplan and Jennifer E. Sasser
  • IMPLICIT BELIEFS ABOUT CHANGE: A THEORY-GROUNDED MEASURE APPLIED TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SERVING CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES - Susan B. Silverberg, Sherry C. Betts, Angela J. Huebner, and Sonia Cota-Robles
  • PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING - Sung Sil Lee Sohng
  • GAY AND LESBIAN ADOPTIONS: A ...


The Youth Gang Problem: A Community Approach. Irving A. Spergel. Reviewed By James Callicut, University Of Texas, Arlington., James W. Callicutt 2015 University of Texas, Arlington

The Youth Gang Problem: A Community Approach. Irving A. Spergel. Reviewed By James Callicut, University Of Texas, Arlington., James W. Callicutt

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Irving A. Spergel, The Youth Gang Problem: A Community Approach. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. $24.00 papercover.


Residualism And Rural America: A Decade Later, Steve Jacob, Fern K. Willits, Leif Jensen 2015 Pennsylvania State University

Residualism And Rural America: A Decade Later, Steve Jacob, Fern K. Willits, Leif Jensen

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Rural residents, more so than their urban counterparts are popularly believed to view the use of social welfare programs as appropriate only as last (residual) means of obtaining help. The extent to which this belief reflected reality was assessed by Camasso and Moore (1985) a decade ago using data from a 1980 survey of Pennsylvania residents. Congruent with the residualist hypotheses they found that rural residents were less supportive than urban people of social welfare programming, even when the effects of various personal sociodemographic characteristics were controlled. This paper replicates the workof Camasso and Moore by reporting findings from a ...


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