Conventionalism claims our moral obligations and principles are derived from the “social norms” and what is right or wrong according to society. Conventionalists are obligated to know what society will approve and disapprove of, and act accordingly. Our actions are then essentially compared to the social norms and then deemed right or wrong. For example, in today’s society incest is considered wrong. It may or may not be right, but we jump to the conclusion that it is wrong because of what we were told and observed growing up.
People who fit in one of these three categories often believe that they have earned the privileges and that if other people worked for it, they could also share those privileges. But in actual fact, these privileges are unlearned can’t be earned through hard work. They are simply given to you if you are born into any of the dominant groups, which you have no control over. This is supported by McIntosh (1988) “I have noticed men’s unwillingness to grant that they are over-privileged in the curriculum, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged” (pg. 11) as well as Lorde (1984) “As women, we have been taught either to ignore our differences or to view them as causes for separation and suspicion rather than as forces for change” (pg.
Finally, attaining absolute perfection will be physically impossible due to the power of Tribulation, something Joseph Strorm and his following are too naive to comprehend. The people of Waknuk may fear the Devil, but are sometimes unable to notice the imitations it sends to taunt humanity. The thought-shape children are a prime example of this. Though they seemed to pass their initial inspections with flying colours, earning them a certificate of normalcy, they later began to exhibit traits that went against the image of God.
A single story is dangerous because it gives an incomplete perspective on an event and only half of the truth, causing people to form a discriminatory response, whereas, multiple stories complete the entire picture and provide many perspectives. A single story not only affects a person’s opinion, but it can affect an individual’s actions to a
Moral relativism is choosing morality based on the opinions and numbers of people relating to their cultures, society and opinions. Cultural relativism is the principle from gaining respect from different cultures. For example, Saudi’s do not shake or have eye contacts with females, and females cover their faces and hairs using scars and ‘neqaab’, while France does not alone anyone to cover their hairs by scarves and faces by neqaabs. France and Saudi should both respect cultures and not find it offensiveness or rudeness of disrespect. People have been raised from different cultures and value everything differently.
Children who are different are constantly called horrible names and made fun of simply because they show their individuality. Non-conformist are heavily impacted by this because bullies often target individuals who are different from the average cookie cutter conformist you see on tv. We are much more vulnerable to the situation as an individual, thus forcing us to ‘surrender’ our personal style or tastes to our environs. Some conformists may think that we don’t have pressure on us to conform to societal standards. They say that they don’t bully, but even the most simple things such as trends or what we see on media can make others feels belittled.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Countless psychologists have theorized about human behavior, but few theories have had the impact that Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has had. Maslow was looking to explain the motivation behind people’s actions. He developed his theory to represent the needs people need to meet to be comfortable in their living situations. Based on Maslow’s theory, phycologists can determine why people partake in the actions they do. For example, people who do not feel belonging and love as children are more likely to join gangs or other organizations to gain a sense of belonging.
Humanity prejudges others for many various reasons whether it is based on race, gender, culture, sexuality, etc. We sometimes forejudge others without even knowing it just because we grew up thinking that its’ “okay” or “normal”. It’s not okay but society has that impact on us all and we feel as though we can do it without facing consequences. Based on what I’ve read in "C.P. Ellis" by Studs Terkel and "Veiled Intentions" by Maysan Haydar, both authors believe that prejudice is something a person is taught, but they both experienced prejudice differently;
Our cultural belief plays another role in what we will grow up to become. Miller illustrates is based on what a perfect world should look like, but to face the reality, this life is like a roller coaster that is full of ups and downs. One thing that I observed about this book is that it is confusing and full of jargons, also, it is biased, in the sense that it is directed towards therapist, but not to audience who may be experiencing narcissistic disturbance or struggling to gain their true self. In addition, the book is not multicultural because as an immigrant to Canada, I do not see myself in this book, but I can see a little bit of my friend’s (the girl I met when I came to Canada) upbringing in it.
Have you ever had an opinion on if child soldiers should have consequences on their actions or have u ever thought that it is not all their fault? Many people say the kids should be prosecuted because they know what they were doing while others think differently. I believe that it is not the kids fault, the first reason i think this is because when kids are kids they can’t tell grown ups what they want to do. The second reason i think that they should not be prosecuted is because while they are being recruited they get drugged. The last reason i think that kids should be set off free is because when the children are fighting they can be in serious danger.
He believes that although the use of deception was common among the psychologists in a century ago, the obedience study of a social psychologist, Stanly Milgram raised questions about the morality of deception use. Before the Milgram research, psychologists like Edgar Vinacke employed deception in many of their studies. Some Vinacke’s studies were such that not only deceived the participants, but also exposed them to embarrassing and painful experiences. Although these studies raised some arguments, because “the use of deception was not particularly widespread” (Kimmel, 2011, p.580), they did not have any outcome. Moreover, the time of these researches were accompanied by the time that the scientific psychology was flourishing.
We can become really selfish as humans, caring only about our self and our race. If a child is not taught to respect others then the likelihood of them becoming racist increased. People who are not selfish and caring are likely not to be racist. The fact that the cause, effects, and future impact racism is caused for a variety of