Whitney Youngren

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First Name: 
Whitney
Last Name: 
Youngren
Title: 
Associate Faculty
Department: 
Social Sciences
Division: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office: 
SC - BGS 318 - Office
Organization: 
Saddleback College

EDUCATION

 

M.A.                California State University, Fullerton - Sociology

                       Thesis: “Understanding the Lived Experience of Breastfeeding.”

B.A.                 California State University, Fullerton - Sociology

                        Family Concentration

A.A.                 Irvine Valley College

                        Behavioral and Social Sciences

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Marriage and Family, Socialization of the Child, Ethic Cultures of the United State, Social Psychology, Social Problems, Research Methods, Writing for Sociology, Social Inequality, Sociology of Motherhood

 

 

There are few things more interesting than human interactions. My journey has enabled me to truly understand and appreciate the intricate behavioral patterns of individuals and the sophisticated influences of society. These societal influences are applicable to many facets of human behavior, but the one most prevalent in my research is the effect of societal norms on motherhood and breastfeeding. 
In addition to research, my teaching goals are to foster a love of sociology and an appreciation of the research process. My objective is to illuminate the fact that with the application of a sociological lens all interactions can be understood in a new and fascinating light.