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Ch 47: GACE Behavioral Science: Contemporary Social Issues

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Brush up on various modern social issues by watching this chapter's engaging video lessons. These lessons will get you ready for all of the related questions you run into when taking the GACE Behavioral Science test.

GACE Behavioral Science: Contemporary Social Issues - Chapter Summary

Complete the lessons of this chapter to improve your knowledge about the factors that affect contemporary social issues and the effects of these issues. Watch our expert instructors in this series of short, engaging video lessons to prepare for GACE Behavioral Science exam questions about:

  • The impact of science and technology on social issues
  • Effects of information technology on economics
  • Kinds of environmental issues
  • Social issues that affect individuals at various stages of life
  • Types and stages of social movements

Following these video lessons be sure to test your understanding of the material presented in them by completing the lessons' quizzes and chapter exam. Use the results from these assessments to find topics you don't know, then improve your understanding of these topics by returning to the video lessons via the video tags.

10 Lessons in Chapter 47: GACE Behavioral Science: Contemporary Social Issues
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How Science Has Changed Society

1. How Science Has Changed Society

Without science, our modern world just wouldn't be the same. The way we travel, shop, learn, socialize, eat, work, and play is possible because of scientific influences and innovations. Take a look around, and you'll see science pretty much everywhere!

Impact of Technology on Privacy

2. Impact of Technology on Privacy

Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.

Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

3. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues

4. Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues

In this lesson, we will discuss global warming, pollution and loss of habitat. Learn how the burning of fossil fuels and the clearing of forests lead to global warming by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.

Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

5. Social Issues that Impact Early Childhood Development

Young children are growing and changing every day as part of early childhood development. But what happens when issues get in the way of development? Watch this video for more information on how divorce and parental substance abuse can affect children.

Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

6. Social Issues in Middle Childhood & Their Effects on Development

Children grow and develop in many ways. But sometimes issues at home or school can get in the way of development. In this lesson, we'll look at some issues that might contribute to developmental problems in a child's life.

Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact

7. Social Issues in Late Adulthood: Risk Factors & Impact

Late adulthood is often called the 'golden years' of a person's life. But it's not always a positive experience. In this lesson, we'll look at two common issues that occur in late adulthood: poverty and elder abuse.

Social Movement: Theories and Motives

8. Social Movement: Theories and Motives

In this lesson, we will define what social movements are and discuss why they develop. We'll cover the deprivation theory, the mass-society theory and the structure strain theory, which are three theories that sociologists use to explain social movements.

Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline

9. Social Movement Stages: Emergence, Coalescence, Bureaucratization & Decline

Although social movements around the world differ from each other in many ways, they all generally go through a life cycle marked by the progressive stages of emergence, coalescence, bureaucratization, and decline. In this lesson we will discuss the four stages of social movements.

Social Movement Definitions: Alternative, Redemptive, Reformative & Revolutionary

10. Social Movement Definitions: Alternative, Redemptive, Reformative & Revolutionary

Social movements can occur at the individual level or the societal level and can advocate for either minor or radical changes. This lesson will cover four kinds of social movements: alternative, redemptive, reformative, and revolutionary.

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