A general strain theory was proposed by Robert Agnew. In this theory he proposed that strain did not arise when people had a failure to meet the American Dream but that everyone in every social class had frustrations in his or her daily life.
Most strain theorists listed failure to achieve goals as a major strain precipitator. Agnew had identified two additional sources of strain: presentation of noxious stimuli and removal of positively valued stimuli. Examples of presentation of noxious stimuli would be an abusive parent an overly critical instructor and an overly demanding employer. Examples of the removal of positively valued stimuli would be losing a job getting a divorce and filing for bankruptcy.
Primary Task Response:Within the Discussion Board area write 400600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts ideas and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear and use examples to reinforce your ideas.