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  1. Definition of Political Science
  2. US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  3. Ben Benson
  4. Stuart Al Rice
  5. Relationship b/w Mental Illness and Homelessness
  1. a Association b/w the two
    Majority of homeless not mentally ill (exaggerated by public/media)
    Mental Illness can develop after becoming homeless (generally believed to be the cause) due to trauma, fear
  2. b scientific study of the state, government, political systems and behavior, public policy, international relations, and human rights as codified in national and international law
    Systematic study of human interactions involving power
  3. c Cabinet Department in the Executive Branch
    Mission is to "increase home-ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination"
    established in 1965 (President Lyndon B. Johnson)
  4. d 1918 wrote "The Homeless"
    Superintendent of New York's Municipal Lodging House, wrote article ("The Homeless") that lead to significant advances in social policy
    Four-tiered classification system
    1. The Self-Supported
    2. The Temporary Dependent
    3. The Chronically Dependent
    4. The Parasitic
    Called for a farm colony outside the city came to be in 1934 with the establishment of a work camp at Camp La Guardia
  5. e 1937 wrote "How to Go to California Without a Dollar" from the Hobo News

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1986: United States federal law that provides federal money for homeless shelter programs
    Entitles homeless children to remain in their previous schools, even though they frequently change schools due to moving
  2. General public view substance abuse as characteristic of homeless person, many think criminality
    Not the majority have substance abuse/criminality
  3. Wanderer
    Someone who moves from place to place without a fixed home
  4. 41% Homeless Men are veterans
    Homelessness from Great Depression abated when they joined mil in 1940 for WWII
    End of WWII brought homelessness back as a major problem
    Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G. I. Bill) helped by providing a range of benefits
  5. Makeshift houses built by homeless people during the Great Depression as part of Bonus Army
    Named after Herbert Hoover, who was President, blamed

5 True/False questions

  1. What are some approaches to establishing estimates? What are some problems with these approaches?Scientific Method

    Experimental Design (Independent vs. Dependent Variables)
    The major advantage of the Experimental Design is that it enables the researcher to demonstrate a causal relationship between the Independent Variable (IV) and the Dependent Variable (DV).
    The major disadvantage is that it is often impossible, impractical, or unethical to manipulate the Independent Variable (IV).

    Internal (random assignment) vs. External Validity (random selection)

    Quasi Experimental Design
    Advantage: The quasi-experimental design can be used when it is impossible, impractical, or unethical to manipulate the IV.
    Disadvantage: Since a quasi-experimental design does not involve random assignment to groups, the Independent Variable (IV) is not truly manipulated, and so a causal relationship between the IV and DV cannot be fully inferred.

    Correlational Design: determines the relationship between two variables.
    Provides information that is useful in making predictions about future behavior.
    Generate hypotheses to be tested with more sophisticated designs.
    One can never infer causation from a correlation because...
    The direction of the cause is often unclear; and
    It is possible that a third variable causes both variables.


  2. Act for Relief of the Poor (1601)new law reformed system, and later when found inadequate, new system again developed in 1929


  3. What is meant by "point prevalence" and "period prevalence?"Point: number of people homeless at a single point in time
    Most common form of collection
    Period: number of people homeless during a longer period of time such as a month or year


  4. Definition of Psychologyscientific study of the mind and behavior, including physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie mental functions and behavior, and the reciprocal interactions b/w person and environment
    Focus of individual


  5. The Hobo NewsGreat Depression dev, many WWI vets out of work and many homeless
    1932, "Bonus Army" was an assemblage of 43,000 marchers (17,000 WWI vets and families) that gathered in Washington DC to demand immediate cash redemption of service certificates
    Eventually received bonuses in 1936


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