This involves awareness of one’s own biases or prejudices and is rooted in respect, validation and openness toward differences among people. Cultural knowledge is the knowledge of the client’s culture, worldview and expectations. Cultural skills are the ability to intervene in a manner that is culturally sensitive and relevant (Mirsky,
This may be attributed to the idea that students think drinking behaviour among students is more prevalent than it is. (re word this). Interestingly, findings indicated that changing perceptions on norms of binge drinking (done so by specific campaigns to change perception) decreased those who self reported as binge drinkers (Haines & Spear, 1996). Similarly, Glider et al. (2001) reported an increased positive perception of alcohol-free activities among students (Glider et al., 2001).
Naturally, they look to their peers and parents for the guidance they need. Adriana Galvin states that “the increased level of Dopamine in teenagers means that teenagers have an increased reward sensitivity” (Galvin). Humans are more likely to repeat behaviors once they know they will receive a reward. Because teenagers have increased reward sensitivity, they are more likely to be influenced by peers. Negative responses from peers can result in depression and mood disorders; “one in five teens suffer from depression” (Smith).
However, they do have their prefrontal cortex, which increases activity during adolescence, as well as the limbic portion of the brain. The teenage brain also holds a chemical acting as an “reward system”, known as dopamine, which increases from things as crazy as surviving dangerous situations, to things as normal as falling in love. The dopamine increase with love happens in the nucleus accumbens, which is also affected by addiction. Due to these areas being shared, it can be said that adolescent love is an addiction. However, with addiction comes withdrawal, and this is equivalent to rejection which the best cure for is finding new love.
How does this idea apply to building positive habits? Being self-aware is an important initial step in taking control of your life, producing what you want, and becoming proficient in your future. Where you will end up in life will be determined by where you will choose to concentrate your energies, feelings, personality, and
“The Dangers of Cramming” is the article by Keith Ablow which discusses about the fact that cramming does more harm than good. The author further elaborates on both the effects of cramming and the side effects of stimulants abuse. First, cramming can cause short-term intellectual setbacks, albeit the states of setbacks vary greatly among many different people. The author also explains about how the excessive use of stimulants can worsen students’ conditions, as it can cause syndrome and overdose. The good news is that while the effects of substance abuse are dangerous, but unless a person mistreats his/her body with the use of stimulants, he/she should be able to recover in a relatively quick time.
One con of lowering the drinking age is that it may interfere with the development of an young individual’s brain. Especially the frontal lobes, emotional regulation, planning, and also organization. When a young adult consumes alcohol it increases the potential of having chronic issues, like greater vulnerability to addiction. It also plays a role in depression, violence, and reduced decision making ability (Ives2008). Although it would increase revenue at businesses it will also increase the risk of drinking and driving.
They are also a greater risk for developing mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, which they may continue to struggle with into adulthood (Stop Bullying N.d.). Eating disorders or disturbed eating patterns can also become a problem for children who are bullied (Stop Bullying N.d.). This is especially true for girls that are teased about their weight. A study that took place from 2009 to 2010 concluded that teasing of overweight girls increased their risk of developing an eating disorder (Quick, McWilliams, and Byrd-Bredbenner 2013:508). However, the victims are not the only ones effected, the perpetrators and bystanders also experience negative effects.
To developed valid measure and to explore significance of emotional Intelligence Salvoey and Mayer initiated and analyzed a research. In one study they realized when a group of people were seen a disappointing film, the individuals scored high on emotional clarity recovered more quickly. Here assessing the emotional clarity is the ability to identify and naming the moods and emotions that they felt during the film. In another study those who possess the ability to perceive correctly, acknowledge, appraise and understand emotions of others were better able to respond accurately to changes in their day to day
Showing respect with a non-judgmental attitude is required for successful interactions with people of diverse cultures. Understanding their ways which may be different from our own can explain a lot about how they react and deal with the problems they are having. Understanding the different cultural roles and dynamics within diverse families can better mediate familial problems. Understanding other cultures’ feelings about counseling and the stigma it may carry is another important aspect of cultural competence. These are some reasons for having cultural competence.
DuPraw’s and Marya Axner’s article “Working on CommonCross-cultural Communication, they pointed out that “[a]n appreciation of patterns of cultural difference can assist us in processing what it means to be different in ways that are respectful of others…”. We usually see different cultures as abnormal or “wrong” because it is not what we’re used to. This quote from the article is telling us that we need to become empathetic to successfully understand others from different backgrounds. When you stop to listen and put yourselves in others’ shoes, you are respecting and understanding their ideas. To fully succeed in cross cultural communications, you need to learn, accept and appreciate the differences each culture has and be considerate of people with diverse developmental
It can best be explained by what each letter represents: Cognitive- Thinking Behavior- action and response Therapy-linking the thinking to the response. The Cognitive reconstructing objective is to increase more comfort in a client’s life, create an ability to tolerate stress in a client’s life, and to find meaning and acceptance in the behavior or situation presented. Behavior change provides an outline in the process of creating change in cognition, elects the behavior that is desired, and applies the effective punishment for the unacceptable
One main point that is argued is that younger brains are more susceptible to alcohol consumption and by lowering the drinking age, it would be approving the damage that alcohol causes in the developing brain. Emotional development, organization, and planning are all affected by alcohol consumption. Though it’s true that kids will still likely drink, that doesn’t mean society needs to approve of that decision. Another argument that is used is that more people drinking could create more unsafe environments. When people have too much alcohol, their decision-making skills are extensively lowered.
Cultural exploration is also very important to me, because it is key in understanding different types of people and the experiences they go through, which triggers diversity and understanding. Having a broad view of the world is important for any actor, for it allows us to see the world in different ways creating realistic space for our characters, their journeys, and their transformations. I am ready to work, but, most importantly, I am willing. I strive to work for consistency and the desired ability to access my emotions at any time, for any situation. This ability will evolve and permit me to become both sensitive and humble, and humility is key to any type of success.