Social Science Case Study
1. Let’s look at how life is going for Ligua, Mary, and Michael in this week’s readings of chapter 3 (pp. 112-114). Choose one case study scenario and answer all three questions about it.
2. Socioeconomic status (SES) as defined by the American Psychological Association is “the social standing of an individual or group in terms of their income, education, and occupation. An individual’s income, education and occupational status are often closely related.” (Socioeconomic Status Office Fact Sheet Publications) This Web site also lists the impact that low SES has on the lives of various groups in American society as well as what can be done to improve the health and well-being of all.
For this week’s assignment, please choose and read two of the following APA Summary Sheets on SES:
*** Aging and Socioeconomic Status
*** Children, Youth, and Families and Socioeconomic Status
*** Disability and Socioeconomic Status
*** Education and Socioeconomic Status
*** End-of-Life and Socioeconomic Status
*** Ethnic and Racial Minorities and Socioeconomic Status
*** HIV-AIDS and Socioeconomic Status
*** Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Persons and Socioeconomic Status
*** Violence and Socioeconomic Status
*** Women and Socioeconomic Status
*** Work, Stress, and Health and Socioeconomic Status
and answer the following questions by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, 1/26/14:
What is one distinctive issue confronting the groups you chose and what can you do now to help expand awareness about it? (Note that the summary sheets are written with psychologists in mind and so I don’t expect you to do more research or start a counseling practice! ; Nonetheless, each one of us can do something about the issues in our lives and our world — and learning more about them for ourselves is only one answer. Be creative…..