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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What additional factors does Schelling say contribute to population preferences?
2. What continuous variable does Schelling say parents could select for?
3. What choice does Schelling say eugenics gave parents?
4. What does Schelling say might allow people to select detailed traits of their children?
5. How many possibilities does Schelling say social scientists have to account for when charting binary choice?
Essay Topic 1
Micromotives and Macrobehavior was written in 1981, when race relations in the U.S. were tense in the aftermath of the civil rights movement of the sixties and seventies. While the book responded to the inflammatory situation by analyzing micromotives, the past three decades have seen race relations change in the U.S. What aspects of Schelling's analysis is still relevant in the atmosphere of race relations today, and what factors have caused them to change or evolve?
Essay Topic 2
What are the risks and benefits of using numerical analysis in models of human behavior?
Essay Topic 3
Schelling's Micromotives and Macrobehavior is grounded in the opposition between the individual's feelings and motives, and the aggregate society's behavior. How does Schelling resolve the tension or opposition between these two things? Can a social scientist analyze aggregate behavior from an aggregate perspective? What happens to the individual in the model for the society? Does this cause a problem for Schelling or any social scientist as someone who is describing phenomena that can only be seen in the aggregate?
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