Health & Social Care Level2

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Test for Unit 3 Health & Social Care- Self-Concept What are the physical factors that affect self-concept? Appearance, puberty, menopause, moving house, accident or injury. What are intellectual factors that affect self-concept? Education, starting school, staring work, new job. What is meant by the term “emotional maturity”? What emotional factors affect self-concept? Sexual orientation, starting school/college, birth of a child/sibling, moving house, death of a friend or relative What 2 things make up self-concept? Self-esteem, self-image. Name the 2 types of support you can receive and give an example of each. Formal (doctors, support services) and informal (family and friends) Name the changes in life circumstances that can affect self-concept. Retirement, redundancy, moving house, starting school, new job. What changes in relationships can take place? Marriage, divorce, cohabiting, birth of a child, death of a friend or relative. Self-concept Your family, your friends, your teachers, your employers and your girlfriend or boyfriend all see a different side of you. Sometimes people form what you think is the wrong impression of you. How do you know who you are? Our impression of ourselves may be influenced by other people's opinions of us, but other factors, which are determined by the society around us, contribute towards our impression of who we are. Age Discrimination against people on the basis of their age has become so widespread that the government is drawing up new laws to counter it. Media portrayals of the young and the old suffer from strong stereotypes that affect the way both groups view themselves and each other. Children and teenagers are often characterised as out-of-control, inconsiderate trouble-makers. Old people tend to be stereotyped as frail, forgetful and incapable. These stereotypes influence
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