Resources Section

Question 1

Watch Richard Wilkinson’s TED Talk, “How Economic Inequality Harms Societies,” in the Reading and Resources section for this module. As a researcher, Wilkinson believes that the common thread between many social problems is economic inequality. In your 250–500-word journal entry, address the following:

  • Describe the social variables and determinants that are impacted by economic inequality.
  • Where does the United States rank in terms of economic inequality and in terms of the prevalence of some of these issues?
  • Does any of this data surprise you? Do you agree with Wilkinson? Has your thinking changed since we discussed this briefly in Module Two?

Justify your answers with data from your reading and research.

For additional details, please refer to the Module Eight Journal Guidelines and Rubric document in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.

Question 2

What was Watson’s view of the environment? Do you agree with his famous statement, “Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specific world to bring them up in, and I’ll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist you might select” (as cited in Hothersall, 2004, p. 479). Why or why not?

Please provide a 150-250 word response to the above question. Please also provide at least 1 reference that is a peer reviewed article or journal. Please refernce the article using APA 6th edition format and please list www or doi info if applicable.

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