For this assignment, conduct scholarly research on a different private or individualistic act that could be regarded as a broader social problem or social issue, something other than suicide.
Topic: mental health
The most common issues include depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.
In an essay, address the following: Me
Thoroughly explain what the sociological imagination is
Thoroughly examine how and why the sociological imagination helps understand the personal problem you chose as your topic for this essay
Compare and contrast the outside research you find on your topic with the textbook’s descriptions of sociological studies of suicide, specifically.
Your paper must contain scholarly support in the form of paraphrases *only* with respective citations from assigned reading (the textbook/lesson) and the outside scholarly sources that you identify on your own. Do not directly quote from sources for this paper, but instead paraphrase in your own words from source material and cite the sources with parenthetical in-text citations and with full APA-style reference entry citations in a reference page at the end of your essay document.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Length: 2-3 pages (not including the reference page as the late page of the document)
Page number in the upper right of all pages
Parenthetical in-text citations included and formatted in APA style
Reference page (minimum of 3 outside scholarly sources in addition to the textbook/lesson)