Moreover, there is also an issue in cultural differences when assessing the reliability and validity of depressive disorder diagnosis. Karasz found that ethnic minorities are less likely to seek help, due to the believing it is a social issue and so self-management is the sure. Whereas Middle class white diagnose the problem as being biological and so are more likely to seek medical help. This suggests that much of the research on outpatients could be culture bias as ethnic minorities do not seek help in the first place. For a diagnosis to be considered reliable it must be consistent over time and between professions.
The main problem is that in most cases family members share the same environment so it can be argued that it was the environment that caused them to equally learn the behaviour instead of the genetic relationship. Twin studies offer more reliable data but unfortunately not many twin studies have been conducted. Also the lack in empirical research indicates that there is very little support for the genetic influence in anxiety disorders. Another explanation for phobias is the neurological explanation which is based on the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Research has shown that people who develop phobias are those who generally maintain a high level of physiological arousal which makes them sensitive to the external environment.
The research is, therefore, unrepresentative of interests of wider population. Secondly, the questionnaires are seen as being inflexible. When the questionnaire’s responses are finalised, the researcher can see little scope for formulating new interests or ideas and exploring them as it can be done in participant observation. Furthermore, the interviewer may collect biased data because in standardised questions he/she already imposes interests of their own and excludes questions that might be important to respondent. Thirdly, where the sociologist has interpretivist perspective, detachment may seem a big barrier to overcome.
Political Correctness hasn’t gone far enough Today im here to talk to you about whether or not political correctness has gone far enough. There are a number of reasons why political correctness hasn’t gone far enough and it is because political correctness protects people that are from a different race, people who are seen different by society, such as disabled people and people’s religious beliefs. Political correctness breaks the barrier of putting people in different categories and instead people become one and they can respect each other’s differences without controversy. Firstly, I would like to argue the fact that people do not have the right to question and judge the identity others have created for themselves. Andrew Bolt, a writer to the Herald Sun writes, ‘Her father was Swiss, and her mother only part aboriginal.
This list is not exhaustive. Aiv Explain why it is important to find out about individuals: A) Communication and language needs (2 marks) If a client for example is blind, deaf or can’t speak English and these factors are not found out or are ignored, it will result in the client not receiving the best treatment possible to them. B) Wishes and preferences (2 marks) Some clients for example may prefer to work with someone of a certain gender because they may have experienced sexual abuse in the past and are wary of a certain sex. Other clients may
In order to lessen the problem of racial tension in America it is crucial for one to recognize the similarities between minorities and non-minorities. In the essay "What White Publishers Won't Print" Zora Neale Hurston claims that the white majority is not interested in the common lives of the minority population. She asserts that this lack of interest by the majority heightens the racial tension in America. To overcome racial tension in America, these stereotypes of minorities can only be replaced by truly understanding how much the white majority has in common with their minority members of society. Although some will argue that there are no similarities present when comparing minorities to the white majority, many of these people do not want to believe that minorities live a normal life just like the majority population.
This is a term/topic, which was developed by a social psychologist name Irving Janis. Groupthink is actually a process, which should be very avoided by jurors. It makes people in a group come to a decision, which is not the right one. The reason is because they are trying to move fast and “get it over with quick”. People in groups that have this problem are often afraid of getting into a fight with someone or a debate, so they rely on the easy route and agree with whomever.
It is becoming clear that custody evaluators tend to approach these cases with a culturally insensitive approach toward sexual orientation. This phenomenon is similar to the “color-blind” approach, which ignores differences between various racial groups, often times stripping them of their identity and unique needs. While it may seem politically correct to treat cases involving a same-sex parent as you would treat cases involving two heterosexual parents, failing to acknowledge and address critical differences in these cases violates our ethical responsibilities not only to our profession, but also ignores what is best for the children involved. The continuation of this research is vital in creating appropriate guidelines for custody evaluators and developing the proper training for psychologists to become competent to work on these specific types of cases. Moving this research forward as a dissertation project combines my passion for issues of diversity with my interest in the legal system.
Today, these quotas have long since been banned, but some argue that special considerations toward minorities are still apparent and disrupt their rights for equal opportunity. On the one hand, they argue that qualifications should be based on merit rather than race or gender, and that it implements reverse discrimination. One the other hand, those who support the concept of Affirmative Action insist that equal opportunity is reached by helping those races faced with disadvantages and that it compensates for discrimination in the past. My own view is that special consideration should not be given to minorities because it is contradictory in their intent to create equal opportunity, therefore increasing racial tensions instead of promoting it. By protecting and giving preference to minorities, Affirmative Action unwarily discriminates against the majority, therefore contradicting its own intent for equal opportunity.
The danger with stereotypes is that we often generalize and combine characteristics of an individual to make conclusions about groups of people. This commonly occurs due to conclusions made without obtaining all the information necessary to make a fair judgment about people or situations. People with disabilities can’t lead a full and productive life, are part of a one-dimensional group, and are considered “special.” People with disabilities can’t lead a full and productive life. Disability does not mean dependence. They are capable of fully participating in community life without having to depend on someone without a disability.