People may feel they cannot rise above the stereotype and become limited in their successes. (article 1 I think) The purpose of this paper is to inform on stereotype threat and how to reduce it, as well as to introduce my own investigation aimed at reducing stereotype threat. Numerous research and investigations were conducted on the topic of stereotype threat. In the articles connected to this paper, experiments were performed to see how stereotype threat affected test results. During tests some participants were exposed to variables that activated a negative stereotype while others were not.
A psychologist would look for the source of the origin of bullying and provide treatment to resolve behavior. An important start of analyzing this issue would be if the family contained a history of abuse. Abuse in ... ... middle of paper ... ...ogist’s point of view, they analyze how bullying shapes society and how society shapes bullying. The sociological approach has an advantage at looking at other including problems (e.g. distraction from educational goals) and how bullying may affect a society’s norms and values.
However, biological studies have shown that “changes in the brain caused by an infection may predispose a person to develop OCD” Another possible caused for OCD is an unbalanced, or low levels of serotonin. (Causes of Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder, p. 365). There are multiple ways to treat OCD, one psychological way is by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). (As stated by Gellatly and Molloy (2014) the goal of CBT is to change or reduce a person’s maladaptive behaviour. The behavioural method may include “testing irrational thoughts and graded exposure to feared situations.” (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy p.6) For example, an OCD individual may try to avoid their obsession, so the psychologist may expose them to their obsession.
This method can be one the methods used to treat Emma’s abnormality, as any moment of her life may be related to her abnormal behaviour. Furthermore, this method would help to meet the possible roots of her mental illness, if there are exact roots are found this would be the main point to start treating Emma and get positive results. However, Drake and Sederer suggest that psychoanalytic method cannot be very useful and the results may not be positive for schizophrenics. The cognitive behaviour therapy is used to treat people who have negative thoughts that have been learnt throughout the years. The aim of this therapy is that patients can see that they are realising and reaching something positive.
For example, with Psychoanalysis I can practice free association, where the client can open up about past events if they’re comfortable enough. I can also assess underlying problems of childhood or adulthood issues and see how it is affecting the individual, marriage or family dynamic with Psychodynamic Therapy. In Humanistic Therapy, Person-centered Therapy is a particular way for a client to self-disclose while I would actively listen. I can also use Behavior Therapy for unwanted behaviors like fears or phobias and apply learning principles with Classical or Operant Conditioning to change a behavior. And finally, I can use Cognitive Therapy to treat negative thoughts and behaviors by changing and adapting negative behavior or thoughts with positive behavior or thoughts.
From these experiment many questions and future studies are brought to the table. Some questions about the experiment may include the reliability of the test suspects. Due to the different lifestyles and conditions of each test subject it could have and affect on the results of the experiment. Also the article states that there could have been a mistake in the values of PD__AMP. A future study similar to this may be hookworm’s effect on other disease like issues in the immune system.
If my hypothesis was supported, I would want to further investigate what groups of people were the most anxious around my groups of the five men. This further investigation could help in pinpointing where a lot of prejudice comes from. In conclusion, if I were able to conduct an experiment on prejudice in our society, I would conduct a field study that focused heavily on descriptive methods: natural observation and surveys. (Lecture 1/23/14) I believe there are many other different ways that my style of experiment could be of beneficial use. Instead of using males, you could use females, or you could use different races.
These stigmas can have different effects on the individual. Everyone has mental health and raising awareness about it and eliminating the stigma can help the world learn how to discuss and change this problem. The two different types of stigma have different effects on the attitude towards those with mental health issues. The public stigma can lead to discrimination and prejudice. The prejudice and discrimination that result from the public stigma can prevent those diag... ... middle of paper ... ...at patients as equals, and those undiagnosed should treat the mental patients just as they would like to be treated.
For example, the occasional hand to the shoulder move when you think someone has said something funny, may be perceive as a flirtatious action. Lastly, this paper will discuss effective and ineffective flirting styles along with how men and women’s views on flirting vary from each other. The Various Styles of Flirting What motivates a person to flirt? According to research conducted by professor David Henningsen in 2008, there are six different situations in which an individual is likely to engage in flirting. Although men and women do their fair share of flirting, the opposing sexes perceive flirting very differently.
Brochures can empower victims to find answers, express feelings and break their own silent reaction. Rape statistics show that they are not alone, it is important for victims to feel this. Those victims who are unwilling to communicate thoughts independently, with counselors, friends, family or health care professional are at risk for ineffective coping, increase anxiety, depression, impulsive aggression, and post traumatic stress disorder. Depression, mood swings and suicidal thoughts can occur if acute trauma is left unresolved or untreated. It is important to be socially connected and emotionally stable, and find ways to move from victim to survivor.