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    In this essay I contrast and compare community psychology and public health approaches to social problems. I accomplish this by introducing the concepts of community psychology and public health with regards to their historical discourses and development and I contrast and compare the approaches of these concepts in terms of different models associated with them such as; mental health and social action models from community psychology, biomedical and psycho-socio-ecological models from public…

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    What is Personality? What I found the most relevant to me in Chapter 3 was personality. Personality relates to all of us because we all have a personality whether we like the one(s) we have or not. Our book defines personality as "the relatively stable feelings, thoughts, and behavioral patterns a person has." It is important to understand other people 's personalities. They give us clues about how they may behave and feel in different situations. Knowing someone 's personality can help you to…

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    1.The expected standards of conduct which influence behavior is called “Social norms”. Social norms influence the behavior in many ways. Standing in a line is a social norms and people whole violate the rule are called to stand at the end. Social norms are thing that we follow and it’s influenceable to our behavior. We sometime don’t follow those rules, like cutting front of line when in hurry which influence other to do the same. Groups following the norms will go along. 2. According to the…

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    people do not like to be watched which can leave them with an uneasy feeling. When this trait is present people tend to be less effective and productive for an observation. The Hawthorne effect is important because it helps sociologist to observe social interactions even…

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    Social Psychology Research The study of how one thinks, feels, and behaves in a social context is known as social psychology (Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2013). Basic research, aimed to improve understanding human behavior by testing a specific hypothesis from a certain theory, and applied research, aimed to increase comprehension of naturally occurring events and add to the solution of social problems, are closely tied in social psychology (Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2013). A common style of research…

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    Social Sciences is concerned mainly with society and its relationship amongst others within that society. The are similar in that they both use similar disciplines, in that they pertain to the scientific study of individuals and groups. The difference between the two is that Social Psychology deals with small groups such as families or work groups, whereas Social Science pertains to large groups such as societies, or large business…

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    Perspectives of Social Psychology. The first is Sociocultural where an individual’s behavior is influenced by their surroundings. Second, is Evolutionary, this is how an individual’s psychological traits contribute to survival. Another theoretical perspective is known as Social Learning, which explains how an individual’s past experiences will drive them to either perform a task or not, depending on whether they experienced positive or negative reinforcement. Finally, comes Social Cognitive…

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    During my childhood, I was not able to learn social skills with my peers because they were making fun of me about physical disability. Most people assumed that I could not be socialize with other people because they thought that I was a different from them. As I learned the concepts in social psychology class that I need to learn how to approach the peers because that is the one of the important ways to make friends and get along with them by finding common so that I should have been have fun…

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    Anna Marie Duke was our choice for completing the bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment. As partners, we made this chose based on the brief information we were provided with in class about Anna’s life. Anna struggled with bipolar disorder throughout her lifetime before being diagnosed at the age of 36. Both of us are interested in working with the mental health population later in our careers. As social workers, we advocate for people’s needs and provide adequate services to clients. Anna…

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    Social norms have been referenced throughout the field of psychology as the unwritten rules of culture within society. By definition, social norms are rules of a group concerning the appropriateness or inappropriateness of certain values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors, and are a result of socialization (Bernstein, Penner, Clarke-Stewart, & Roy, 2011). These norms can be categorized as descriptive, injunctive, or reciprocity norms. Descriptive norms are used to describe how the majority of…

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