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- Fabian’s Story
Read Fabian’s story in the “Human Behavior and Community Macro Systems: Sociopsychological Perspective” section of your textbook. Briefly describe the sociopsychological perspective and compare it to at least one other perspective the book discusses. How can the sociopsychological perspective be used to understand, and perhaps solve, Fabian’s issue? Is there another perspective that would offer a better solution? Explain your answers.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers, one of whom chose a stance different from your own. Do you agree with their proposed solution? Why or why not?
- Doug’s Story
Read Doug’s story in the Human Ecology Perspective section of your textbook. Respond to the ethical questions that follow. To what extent is economic inequality fair? Did Doug have the right to vent his anger in such a violent manner? What, if anything, could be done to improve Doug’s economic and ecological status?
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers. Do you agree or disagree with their stance on the fairness of economic inequality? Why or why not? What other suggestions would you make to improve Doug’s economic and ecological status that your peers did not mention? Required Text: Zastrow, C. H. & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2016). Empowerment series: Understanding human behavior and the social environment (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.*Please note that this course coincides with the 9th or 10th edition of the textbook.