Sociology Discussion

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1. How do you think sociologists think about health, illness, and medicine? How might it be similar to or different from health care providers? From psychologists? What do you hope to gain from this course? Must be at least 200 words

2. First, use each of the four elements of the health belief model to explain why so few Americans eat five portions of fruits and vegetables daily. Second, explain why policy makers who want to improve Americans’ diets need to additionally pay attention to elements (demographics, cultural memberships, and/or living conditions) from the health lifestyle theory. Must be at least 200 words

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School: UIUC


Surname 1

Sociologists are people who study the culture, patterns of social relationships and
social interactions in society while psychologists are people who consider the normal and
abnormal states of people by analyzing their emotional and social processes and interpreting
their behavior according to how they relate to each other and their surroundings. Sociologists
give the assumption that for a society to function correctly, it depends on controlling the people’s
sicknesses and how healthy they are.
According to sociologists, the rate at which diseases and illnesses spread depends entirely
on their socioeconomic status, beliefs, and culture in a community. They also believe that the
spread, prevalence, and response to epidemic diseases vary in different cultures. Sociologists
analyze a whole society while psychologists analyze one person at a time. Sociologists tend to
examine the relationship between the community and health, illnesses and medicine while
psychologists examine how behavioral and other factors affect people’s health and diseases.
By studying sociology, I will be able to have a better understanding of the society and all
the challenges that they go through especially in the field of medical sociology. I will also be
able to gain more information about how people are affected by the society and how the same
society protects them. It allows professionals to have a better understanding of how cultures deal
with their problems in society.

Surname 2

The health belief model is a psychological health behavior model which is used to
monitor and predict health-related behaviors of people, especially with health services. This
model has some elements which are used to regulate human health behaviors. The element of
perceived severity helps Americans eat healthy since it assesses human beha...

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