Sociology Live!

Sociology Live! is a series of open source videos available on for faculty and students in sociology. Using VideoScribe technology, these videos precisely explain complex sociological theories and concepts and engage both auditory and visual learners. Engaging different types of learning styles is important as students report losing attention in class can be as short as 30 seconds into the class period and up to 10-20 minutes in length. Students report shorter lapses in attention when faculty use non-lecture pedagogy. With each video being six minutes or less they can be easily incorporated into any face-to-face Introduction to Sociology course or embedded online. Discussion questions are included at the end of each video.

Labeling Theory

Labeling theoryLabeling theory is ascribing a behavior as deviant by society. This theory focuses on the reaction to the behavior by society. Primary and Secondary deviance define at what point a person is identified as deviant and how a person responds to being labeled as deviant. The example used is marijuana legalization in the United States. Further examination of this theory can be found on page 141 in Sociology 2e by OpenStax College.

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