Adjustment Case Study Essay

1398 Words Dec 6th, 2015 6 Pages
Adjustment Case Study
Dennis Puliah
PSY 1000 – Psychology of Adjustment
Professor Clinton Gortney
November 30, 2015

There are so many situations and circumstances that require everyday people to deal with adjustments. This paper will be based on evidence-based strategies to help with adjustments. The first article is about two men, one African American and the other Caucasian, who come together to co-author a book on a subject that is headlining the news today; white police officers shooting or beating black boys. The second article is about the age difference of people who get the influenza vaccine and those that do not. Karen Bates is, the author of the article, “All American Boys’: A Young Adult Book about Police Beating
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And how do people cope with this kind of behavior? Personally, I believe that, until Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of his children living in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character is achieved, these incidents will continue to occur.
However, in the meantime we should push for more focused efforts, such as task-oriented cooperation, and intimate contact, to break down barriers based on prejudice (Pederson, P.D., 192). We should incorporate task-oriented cooperation not only in school, but work environments, and in play environments also. This can promote improved self-esteem, academic and work performance, friendships, and an improved perception amongst different ethnic groups (Slavin, R., 193). Creating environments where intimate contact can transpire enables open dialogues amongst people of all cultures and ethnicities. When these dialogues are accomplished, stereotypical and barriers are broken down, and people are seen as individuals; enabling others to see that they are more alike than different (Santrock, p. 193, 2006). The second article, discusses a topic that I feel is very relevant given the fact that since 2002, the United States has had the highest incarceration rate in the world (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2011). According to the crime museum, one of the goals of a prison sentences was

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