Rebellion in Sociology: Definition & Examples


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Emily has suffered from schizophrenia since her early teens. She adopts the idea that she will never be able to hold a steady job or have a family, and she finds life and mental illness more bearable when she gets high on high-strength pain killers every day. Which of the following modes of adaptation is this an example of?

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1. Which of the following defines Robert Merton's strain theory most effectively?

2. Motivation to achieve culturally-accepted goals and a person's perception of accessibility to means in order to achieve those goals are _____.

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Explore the worksheet and quiz any time, assessing your knowledge of rebellion in sociology. The meaning of this term and examples of it are topics you need to know when you take the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this assessment is to check your understanding of:

  • Robert Merton's strain theory
  • An example of rebellion
  • Actions considered a socially or culturally-accepted goal in the United States
  • The name for the motivation to achieve culturally-accepted goals
  • Modes of adaptation

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an example of rebellion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on social rebellion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what Robert Merton's strain theory states and interpret it correctly

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