United States Health & Disease – Sociology
In this chapter we discuss United States Health & Disease – Sociology
According to Cohen (2014) ____________ was the common family form in 1960, while today it is _____________.
married parents, father working; mother never married
married parents, father working; cohabiting parents – correct
married parents, father working; married parents, both working
married parents, father working; with grandparents only
Which of the following factors is most significant in shaping group health?
social and ecological
health behaviors – correct
quality medical care
genes and biology
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is categorized a a new ________________________?
infectious disease – correct
eradicated infectious disease
answers a and c
According to research in Patterson’s (2016) literature review, compared to heterosexual couples, same sex couples:
are more likely to raise gay children
are more likely to be connected to extended family
have higher divorce rates – correct
are lower income
Which of the following crimes has the most financial impact in the United States?
white collar crimes – correct
Which term best describes what happens when other people label a person and that label effects his or her actions?
secondary deviance – correct
Which of the following is one of the reforms listed for police brutality and corruption by Weitzer (2004)?
matching the racial composition of a police department to that of a city – correct
assigning officers to permanent beats to increase their knowledge of neighborhood problems
meaningful sanctions – that come from outside of police departments for officers who abuse their authority
All of the Above
A crime such as prostitution is known as what type of deviance in Alameda, California?
informal deviance – correct
The idea that deviants hold society together best reflects the following sociological paradigm?
functionalism – correct
Epstein (2004) documents the following about the health of urban residents in the U.S.?
they have higher rates of asthma
they are more prone to diabetes
they have lower life expectancy
all of the above – correct
The experience of youth in the 2002 episode of “The Twilight Zone” titled “Evergreen” best reflects:
the notion of secondary deviance as evident in the outcome of the main character
Durkheim’s notion that deviants hold society together
Besen-Cassino’s argument that suburbs are wastelands for youth – correct
All of the Above
Data from the most recent Global Burden of Disease report reveals that:
the world has grown older
a dramatic drop in childhood mortality
a shift away from infectious to chronic disease, mental health conditions, and injuries – correct
All of the Above
What is responsible for the accelerated aging of people of color in U.S. urban neighborhoods on the East Coast?
a virus called Ebola
a virus called H1N1
oxidative stress and accelerated aging – correct
Current (2019) life expectancy in the U.S. is:
78.87 Years – correct
While the demographic transition theory forwards that _____, the second demographic transition theory focuses on ____.
over time people have more children and live longer; people die from new infectious diseases
over time people have fewer children and live longer; below replacement fertility
over time people have fewer children and live longer; people die from new infectious diseases and fertility is below replacement level – correct
over time people have more children and live longer; below replacement fertility
We recently viewed the episode titled, “Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell” from ABC’s “Blackish.” What does the show suggest about same-sex marriage? If you were asked to write a paragraph long sociological review of the episode and its presentation of lesbian and gay families in 2019, what would your assessment be?
The episode “Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell”, brought up the fact that the family knew Rhonda was a lesbian but no one wanted to acknowledge it, specifically her mom. They also didn’t want to acknowledge the fact that Charlies brother was married to a man.
If I had to write a sociological review paper on the episode and its presentation of gay families in 2019, my assessment would be that it’s not abnormal to see anymore. According to apa.org
“Sexual Orientation, Parents, & Children”, there’s been an increase of lesbian and gay parents. We as a society are much more open and excepting. We’re more away of calling someone a man or women as there are more names people would rather be associated with, such as they or them
Detail one issue of health inequality that you read or viewed in the readings. What is being done on a social level to improve this disparity?
One issue of health inequality I viewed was video in Africa where they didn’t have a toilet so they had to dig holes, and their water was contaminated so if they drank it they could get really sick. Some things that are being done to help Building water pumps to filter out all the bad toxins. There is also a rock band that sings about sanitation and washing your hands so you don’t get sick. Africa has always struggles with diseases and hunger. There were two presidents from other countries who wanted to test COVID-19 shots in Africa because they wouldn’t have a cure either way.