Coupling as Human Behavior
The paper that you create must be at least TWO complete pages in length (approx. 500 words), typed, double-spaced, one-inch margins, in 10 or 12 point font. · Consider our author, Malcolm Gladwell, and his sociological theory that human behavior is coupled to a particular place and context. (Talking to Strangers, chapters 10-12). Our text also shares that our social groups provide us with our cultural norms for human behavior (Text, 122-144). · Consider the phenomenon of human behavior being tightly connected to place and context, and whether you have changed your behavior based solely on the place and context in which you were behaving. · In your opinion, is Gladwell correct? Do we change our behavior depending on the place and context in which we are behaving? Do our assumptions about human behavior create conflict, particularly when we forget that place/context influences human behavior? To answer this question, you must conduct independent research on coupling (the interplay between human behavior and place/context). Find credible, reliable and relevant sources and explain in sociological terms how the sociological theory applies to the facts. You are making a fact-based argument. Therefore, each paper must contain four ingredients: 1.A statement of the issue. You must frame the question in terms of why it is being asked, or what it makes you think about. 2. A citation of the evidence you will apply (fact-based argument). You must correctly cite the evidence and show it is reliable, credible and relevant. 3. A discussion of the application of the evidence to the prompt. In this section, you must specifically identify the RELEVANCE of your evidence. 4. A brief conclusion. In this section, you must answer the question that was posed to you.