Article Critiques: Child Abuse

 
 
 
 
Two articles are critiqued as a part of a research study, the major hypothesis of which is that the frequency of child abuse behavior by adults varies in relation to specific environmental, family, and individual factors. The two articles critiqued are among the references cited in the study.

ARTICLE CRITIQUED FROM A FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE

Arbetter, S. (1995, November). Family violence: When we hurt the ones we love. Current Health 2, 22(3), 6-12.

The functionalist, or social systems, approach to the explanation of social behavior focuses on the organizational structure of social life (social construction) while the interactionist paradigm focuses on social life as a process of interactions among individuals within a social system (Babbie, 1992). The major difference between these models is the significance accorded in them to social influence. The social constructionist model accords the greatest level of importance to social influence. This functionalist theoretical paradigm holds that individual behavior is a function of the way a society is put together because of the structure, specific behaviors are promoted or facilitated (Babbie, 1992). The functionalist approach to psychological inquiry, thus, focuses on actual behavior as opposed to the structural emphasis on mental processes.

The social constructionist model posits that biological sensations have no causative role in the creation of

     
 
 
 
    

 

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