Dr. John Lamberton, Clinical Sociologist
PUTTING SOCIOLOGY TO WORK

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

EXAM #3 REVIEW

      Proprietary Lecture Notes
 

 

What You Need to Have Studied for Exam #3.
             
 
(1) Success in Life - Everything on this link.

(2) HEALTH TERMS

Chronic diseases are illnesses that are long term or lifelong and that develop gradually or are present from birth.

Acute diseases
are illnesses that strike suddenly and cause dramatic incapacitation and sometimes death.

(3) LONELINESS:  3 ways loneliness impacts health

(4) TERMS ABOUT HEALTH

According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.    

Health care is any activity intended to improve health. 

Medicine is an institutionalized system for the scientific diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness.

Life expectancy is estimate of average lifetime of people born in specific year.

Rates of illness and death are highest among the old and the young.

The Symbolic Interaction and Functional (Read this page from Chapter 18 in online text) approach to Health states that Health and illness are social constructions: Physical and mental conditions have little or no objective reality but instead are considered healthy or ill conditions only if they are defined as such by a society. Physicians “manage the situation” to display their authority and medical knowledge. 

Disability
refers to a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major activities that a person would normally do at a given stage of life and that may result in stigmatization or discrimination against the person with a disability.

(5) Daylight Savings Time: Daylight saving time was created by Congress in 1918 as “a way of conserving fuel needed for war industries and of extending the working day,” according to the Library of Congress. It was repealed after World War I was over.  The issue remerged during World War II and Congress established it yet again in 1942.

(6) SYLLABUS ADDENDUM Read, study, take notes.

(7) STRUCTURAL-FUNCTIONAL THEORY
        Online Text: Chapter 1
        Lumen Learning

(8) WHAT IS A PANDEMIC  What is a Pandemic? 

                        What is Social Distancing?

(9) CHAPTER 2:SOCIAL RESEARCH

(10) CENSUS:  What is the 2020 Census?

              Who is required to respond to the Census?

              What is the Census Bureau and what do they do?