• Which theory did you find most interesting and/or immediately relevant for social work? Why? What would you like to learn more about this theory?
Cognitive theory is most interesting and immediately relevant for social work. In order to make changes, an individual should be consciously aware of their behavior and attitudes in order to make progress. I would like to learn techniques of behavior modification and coping skills.
Discussion Question 2
The overarching objectives for this course are as follows:
Recognize that human behavior is multi-determined and that, from an ecological perspective, biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, organizational and community systems have transactional effects on individual …show more content…
Early childhood development affects an individual’s entire lifespan. Children raised in lower income families are at high risk for low self-esteem, peer conflict, depression and psychological disorders. Parents under financial stress that become overwhelmed, in addition to violent, chaotic and or insecure living situations put children at further risk for developmental discrepancies (Hutchison, …show more content…
Which one(s) do you feel like you need to work on further the most? Why?
Attachment theory has always fascinated me. I find myself analyzing those around me as far as their relationship behaviors and I find myself asking odd personal questions to see if my theories (in my head, I do not express to them what I am thinking that would be rude) hold true. So far, the basic principles have applied and I have been assumedly right. What I would like to delve into would be adult attachment and how to overcome insecure attachment styles in order to help individuals work through relationship troubles stemming from the negative effects on their early childhood development.
When I first got my BA in psychology, I asked a licensed therapist if they began analyzing everyone around them when they finished their degree; the answer I got was “oh my God, yes!” That made me feel so much better; I was beginning to think I was going off the deep end. I do make an effort to not critically evaluate every situation anymore; it has brought me a more peaceful