Social Consequences Essays


Liberation Theology Meets Humankind Embrace

advocacy that theology must concern itself entirely with examining the social consequences of its thought system. Theology's chief issue is not our world's wellbeing; rather, its focus is the Trinity's glorification. However, as indicated by Barnes (2001), the world's well-being is ever a part of "living for Jesus." Meanwhile, social theologians will probably not agree with the idea that it is possible to formulate sound strategies for guaranteeing the unlimited continuance of stability in society that involves "relinquishing Christian identity" -- a possibility put forward by Blundell. In view of social theology's theological foundation, this kind of aspiration represents… Continue Reading...

How Does Heroin Impact a Caucasian Family

Study. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 599-603. UN Drug Control Programme (UNDCP). (n.d.). Economic and social consequences of Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. (pp. 1-60). Vienna: Commission on Narcotic Drugs. United Nations Drug Control Programme. (1995). The Social Impact of Drug Abuse. World Summit for Social Development, (pp. 1-47). Copenhagen. Vanessa Hemovich, & William D. Crano. (2009). Family Structure and Adolescent Drug Use: An Exploration of Single-Parent Families. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2099-2113. Continue Reading...

Patriarchs and Dysfunctional Families in the Bible

Sarah. What matters perhaps more are the grave political and social consequences of placing undue faith in patriarchal narratives or any other Biblical text. The story of Abraham's two women, the mothers of his children, has become the seed metaphor for the schism between seminal Semitic peoples. Even though it would not be for many centuries, the evolution of Islam clarified the sharp differences between the matriarchal model exemplified by Sarah's seemingly miraculous mothering of Isaac and the patriarchal model denoted by Hagar's carrying Ishmael, the symbolic patriarch of what would later become Islam. Jealousy and other petty, negative human… Continue Reading...

Pornography Child Abuse and Coersion

she will be more susceptible to physical, psychological, and social consequences. Unfortunately, resilience is also linked to the environmental variables like a supportive home environment. Thus, a child growing up in a household that repeatedly exposes the child to pornography or abuses the child in any way is not the type of environment in which the child is likely to develop resilience. The child then becomes doubly crippled: growing up in an abusive household decreases resilience as well as sets up the child for serious problems. When resilience can be acquired in the home, as when the abuse takes… Continue Reading...

John Stuart Mill’s on Liberty

harm principle to be problematic because of its failure to consider social consequences of apparently self-injurious activities. [1: David Brink, "Mill's Moral and Political Philosophy," The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2016, https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2016/entries/mill-moral-political/>.] [2: Ibid.] Further Elucidation of the Harm Principle First and foremost, to critique the harm principle, it is essential to understand what constitutes harm in Mill's estimation. A harm is something far more serious than what Mill categorizes as a "mere offense;" rather while "offenses tend to be comparatively minor and ephemeral," a harm is "an action [that] must be injurious or set back important interests of… Continue Reading...

Veterans’ Mental Health Problems and the Affordable Care Act

Current status in implementing the affordable care act with regard to veterans' mental health problems The Affordable Care Act's enactment gave rise to major concerns with regard to greater healthcare expenditure and reduced benefits for the defense population. This has led to the VA (Department of Veteran Affairs), the White House and TRICARE authorities expending efforts towards public education. Veteran Affairs believes the Act (popularly called Obamacare) has no effect on military veterans' entitlement to and accessibility of the mental health services they were already recipients of, and also doesn't affect TRICARE for Life or TRICARE benefits enjoyed by households… Continue Reading...

Coping with Emotional Challenges Among Salespersons

in jeopardy despite having been assured that such would not be the case. References Butler E.A. & Egloff B., (2003). The social consequences of Expressive Suppression. Retrieved November 25, 2017 from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4b7c/f3b63919bed5a48f8e9829ca942652e35c1c.pdf Huffington, (2013). Cognitive Reappraisal Can Backfire When Stressors Are Within Our Control: Study. Retrieved November 25, 2017 from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/cognitive-reappraisal-emotional-strategy-backfire_n_4174931.html Science China Press, (2014). Is expressive suppression effective in reducing negative emotion? Retrieved November 25, 2017 from https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-09/scp-ies092814.php   Continue Reading...

The Effects Of Manifest Destiny

of Manifest Destiny. References Haynes, S.W. (2006). Manifest destiny. http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/prelude/md_manifest_destiny.html “Manifest Destiny,” (n.d.). History.com. https://www.history.com/topics/manifest-destiny Olson-Raymer, G. (2014). Political, economic, and social consequences of Manifest Destiny. http://users.humboldt.edu/ogayle/hist110/unit3/political.html Continue Reading...

Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools

cognitive dissonance and even force me to change my entire identity. There could even be significant psychological or social consequences for applying critical thinking to some issues or areas of my life. Using the stages of critical thinking chart on page 20 of the Paul & Elder (2016) book, I believe I am a practicing thinker. I am just starting to internalize the value of critical thinking. I apply critical thinking especially in educational contexts, as when I am asked to critically analyze or critique an article. However, I have also come to apply critical thinking to the media:… Continue Reading...

Feminist Theory and International Relations

which reinforce limiting structures (conservative by definition), and the “epistemic injustice” that comes from not questioning the foundations and social consequences of our prevailing knowledge, of the political status-quo. As the second-wave of feminism made clear, the personal is political.  Argument What are the underlying assumptions in IR scholars’ understanding of the world order, and can their knowledge be truly objective? The assumptions are that masculine constructs are preferable to personal ones—and as such their knowledge based on such assumptions cannot be totally objective, as the objective must necessarily consider the subjective. Feminist IR theory, as a form of… Continue Reading...

The Fall Of the American Family

study by Stack and Meredith (2018, p. 233). Additionally, there are negative psychological, emotional and social consequences of single parenting aside from the economic effects—these include: “isolation, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts” (Stack & Meredith, 2018, p. 233). Thus, in spite of the feminist political stance that has promoted the idea of autonomy and independence among women, all that has really accomplished is the emancipation of the man from the family and the sense that the father owes a duty to the mother and the children. By pushing for emancipation of the woman from marriage, the consequence has… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Technology at Homeland Security

has not been received well by citizens who prefer to maintain anonymity and security. The political and social consequences of these Acts will continue to develop in the foreseeable future and DHS should plan accordingly so as not to be accused of acting unethically. Intentional and Unintentional Potentials for Actions to be Models The government sets the example of behavior both around the world and among local and regional governments. However, government at the local and regional level is more likely to be held accountable by the public than the central government, which often seems beyond the reach of… Continue Reading...