The response should be double-spaced, using Times New Roman 12 pt font with 1 inch margins. About 1-2 pages
Using the chart in the powerpoint of Merton’s adaptations to anomie, describe an example of each mode of adaptation. Try to “personalize” these examples—that is, share how you adapted to the strain through innovation, ritualism, retreatism, rebellion, and conformity (this can be hypothetical if you don’t want to share a personal experience, just make up a plausible scenario that fits in with the theory).
For the scenario in which you describe conforming rather than choosing another adaptation to strain, go into a little more detail. Why did you choose to conform rather than something else? Can you apply any of Agnew’s extension of strain theory (i.e. differences in coping resources, differences in social support, etc). Do you think the presence of any of these factors that Agnew describes affected your choice of conformity? How?