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In the discipline of sociology and the applied practice of social work, there are two mainline theoretical perspectives on the nature, causes, and solutions to social problems: the "micro" perspective, and the "macro" perspective. The micro perspective emphasizes personal choice and responsibility, and seeks to redress social problems at the...

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In the discipline of sociology and the applied practice of social work, there are two mainline theoretical perspectives on the nature, causes, and solutions to social problems: the "micro" perspective, and the "macro" perspective. The micro perspective emphasizes personal choice and responsibility, and seeks to redress social problems at the individual level. Those who employ a micro perspective seek to answer the question: how can we increase individuals' willpower, intelligence, and integrity? The macro perspective emphasizes collective institutional practices (e.g. economy, culture, religion, media) in attempts to redress social ills. Those who employ a macro perspective are interested in applying corrective measures more to institutions than to individuals.

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