Private Troubles and Public Issues Assignment
Week 1 – Assignment: Analyze a Theory
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Hide Folder Information Turnitin® This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin®. Instructions Your task this week is to conduct research on one theory (Miller’s chunking theory, symbols processing theory, cognitive load theory), and then explain how the theory has been applied since its development.
Choose one theory, and then address the following aspects in an analysis paper:
1. Describe the theory.
2. Describe what type of research (within the last 5 years) has sprung from the theory.
3. Discuss the benefits of the theory.
4. Explain the limitations and challenges of the theory.
Support your assignment with at least three peer-reviewed articles that address the fundamental components of one theory
Length: 3-5 pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy
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Private Troubles and Public Issues
Think about the timeline example. Give an example of using your sociological imagination to better understand the social world around you and your own life. Remember, this is a discussion of private troubles vs. public issues – be sure to address this in your post. Include a source that provides a broader perspective of the public issue and how it impacts society as whole and shapes individual biographies. Be sure to reference historic, economic, and social events that have influenced your example, and therefore, your individual biography.
- Minimum 250-word response
Please read the following
- Sternheimer, K. (June 10, 2009). How to think like a sociologist. Retrieved July 19, 2017, from http://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/2009/06/how-to-think-like-a-sociologist.html (Links to an external site.)
- C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination, Chapter 1 – The Promise (Locate in library), Pages 3–11
The following is a suggested reading:
- Sternheimer, K. (Sept. 24, 2009). Biography + History = Opportunity. Retrieved July 19, 2017, from http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociology/2009/09/biography-history-opportunity.html (Links to an external site.)