In the following essay, I will present the case that an induction which has been personalised to the individual client will be more effective than using a generic induction. I will discuss the factors involved in creating the differences in people’s personalities and thought processes as well as the modalities and styles used in creating personalised inductions to achieve the best results for the variety of clients. Each and every client is different. Everyone thinks differently, perceives their surroundings and experiences differently and reacts to stimuli in their own unique way. These differences can be attributed to their backgrounds, which would include their ethnicity, religion and culture which in some cases cause vastly different ways of thinking and acting from other ethnic groups and cultures as evidenced in international news broadcasts today.
Societies look on handicapped people The way society look on handicapped these days isn’t really fair, if you ask me. There are so many ways to be handicapped, some are more handicapped than others, but it’s like, once you’ve got a diagnosis, then people start the judging and their behaviour around you change. Not that I’m handicapped myself, but I know a lot of people who is, and the way people treat them, is sometimes really unbelievable. The way society is today makes it hard to live with a handicap, without being judged. It’s all about the look, the money and what you can accomplish, and with a handicap, that makes it hard to fit in.
We very rarely see past the badges and the colors. We can look into these people's eyes and seemingly look past all the cries for help, until they're finally let out of the bag and we're left disappointed and out of hope. "How could THIS person do THAT?" The Lieutenant (played wonderfully by Harvey Keitel) is a despicable person. He's a crack addict, a heroine fiend, an alcoholic and a sex freak.
It will be seen that social control or the influence of systems within our society shape and mould how we are as people (Chriss, 2010). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) (as cited in Leckliter & Matarazzo, 1994) is a common book used for the classification of disorders, however when is a disorder a disorder? It will be seen that with the use of the DSM, that therapist’s intervene at different stages of many disorders. Overall, this essay will look at how society, the media and therapists influence and diagnose individuals, but are these diagnoses socially acceptable everywhere? There are many psychological theories and perspectives on how an individual should act, think, talk and overall act normal.
Using groups and categories to define people help the audience to identify and recognize variations in people. Grouping individuals together allows a sense of familiarity to those who do not ‘fit’ the stereotype. It is quick and easy to categorize stereotype someone although the categorization made depends on the personal view of each individual, suggesting that most stereotypes are inaccurate. The media often uses and misrepresents stereotypes although are significantly accepted by people among society. TV shows such as the Simpsons are packed with stereotypes within its broadcast of half an hour.
Social Construction in the Media Perception of the world is a direct result of one’s own beliefs. In today’s society, many of our beliefs are constructed by mainstream media who use outlets like television, radio, and movies to create our reality for us. Due to this, we are unable to accurately recognize the true reality of what we are observing and are unable to remain objective. Since the media provides us with such a steady stream of images of what our world should be, we feel the need to conform our identity to the false reality that the media creates for us. Our awareness becomes skewed towards whatever perception the media tells us is true.
Angelica Nwandu Professor Lang Final Paper May 3, 2010 African Americans and the Mass Media The general population relies on the media as a main source of information and the basis on which many of their opinions and biases are formed. (lapham, pg. 37). The dangers of mass media is that it is a regurgitation of societal stereotypes that are being fed to the masses. Not only does the mass media have the power to influence opinions and encourage racism, but the media has the power to impact voting decisions as well.
While they effect everyone differently they lead to my personal battle with anorexia. Many men and women go to extreme lengths to meet society’s demands. Looking at this example through the three bodies paradigm we will be able to more precisely see where the cultural and societal pressures of gender and the body lead us. Gender is defined as the socially constructed behaviors, roles and attributes that society considers to be acceptable (Course Notes, 2015). It is known to be a social construction because it encompasses all of the ideals and expectations that we believe to be appropriate for each gender based on our society.
Stereotyping has been an integral part of human interactions and one of the building blocks of society since individuals have had the ability to process their premeditated opinions on both other individuals and wider groups. There is an ever growing interest in stereotyping, how the process works and its effects; inevitably the same question seems to re occur, why do people stereotype? This essay will cover all the aspects of psychological theories that seek to answer the increasingly popular question, why do we stereotype? A stereotype is defined as “Shared beliefs about person attributes, usually personality traits, but often also behaviours, or a group of people” (Yzerbyt, Rocher, Schadron, P20, 1997). The word that seems most essential in this definition is “attributes”.
The media play a central role in shaping the general public’s knowledge, attitudes and beliefs concerning mental illness and disorders. The portrayal of mental illness in popular and news media has long induced negative feelings and stereotypes within the general public which are usually unsupported by reality (Stout, Villegas & Jennings, 2004). Partly due to this, mental illness has long been considered ‘one of the most stigmatised conditions in our society’ (Stout et al., 2004, p.543). The negative attitudes, values and beliefs associated with mental illness are entrenched into society, yet they are essentially unfounded and are developed through a lack of understanding rather than based on fact (Parrott, 2010). The media, through their presentation of information, have the unique ability to position people’s beliefs about mental illness, construct people attitudes and manipulate knowledge of mental illness.