When people consider deviance, they often focus on the negative. Yet, positive deviance exists. In this discussion, you will explore the similarities and differences between positive and negative deviance.

SOCIOLOGY

Overview

When people consider deviance, they often focus on the negative. Yet, positive deviance exists. In this discussion, you will explore the similarities and differences between positive and negative deviance.

Outcomes

1Define positive deviance (A, B)

2Express how positive deviance functions in society (A, C, D, E)

3Compare positive deviance and negative deviance in society (A, B, C, D, E)

Instructions

1 In this discussion, compare and contrast positive deviance and negative deviance.

◦ Explain both negative deviance and positive deviance.

◦ Using examples from your community share two unique instances of both concepts.

◦ How do these types of deviance impact your community or the larger society?

◦ Select one sociological theory that attempts to explore why both types of deviance occur.

The post should be a minimum of 300 words. The post must include two sources cited in APA Style

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