Mark Goldman Case Study

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Originally, our team anticipated choosing a researcher in a psychological field pertaining to mental disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism. However, while delving into the psychological department of research, we encountered a notable researcher by the name of Mark Goldman. His research is based around substance abuse and alcoholism. While our initial topic of research (Asperger’s/Autism) provided great insight and information for an excellent presentation, the dangers behind substance abuse and alcoholism which can affect people our age made this researcher very appealing. We live in a fast-paced world, filled with vices and unruly decisions. However, sadly, we also live in a world of unfortunate circumstances where victims of gloom …show more content…
He also gave us some wise words himself and great input from a research assistant’s point of view. Goldman views knowledge in a numerical fashion, studying numbers and trends. Goldman values studies in order to test various theories and discover the truth behind statements. Many investigations and research conducted stems from previous studies outside of their research area. Past presentations including information on how to tackle the issue of substance abuse and its causes are part of Goldman’s research where information is identified as false or truth, or as something that can be built upon. In these fields, operational definitions are used to quantify certain actions. In our presentation, the terms “heavy” and “light” drinking are used. A “light” drinker can consume three drinks a week in one week in an experiment, while another experiment defines “light” drinker as one who drinks five times a month. A concept of Berger and Luckmann’s “The Social Construct of Reality” is ‘objectivation’. The subjectiveness of the terms “light” and “heavy” drinkers, along with the subject of substance abuse and alcoholism, contain a negative connotation placed by society. While substance abuse and alcoholism are words that signify disorders and despair for victims, society has placed a mentality that many of these people who are affected by these disorders …show more content…
The scientific community is hailed for being correct and providing information that cannot be argued against. This creates a superiority complex within the community in achieving correctness and maintaining a higher status compared to other occupations. This display of authentic behavior shows sincerity and appreciation for his discoveries. As part of this investigative journey, I learned details about humility and authentic behavior in the workplace. Furthermore, it applied to my career and the dangers of becoming full of greed in business as many in the scientific community do to achieve fame and recognition. Humility is important in business as well, because maintaining a sincere mindset to help others within the community brings inner joy in comparison to becoming big-headed and an inefficient member of the

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