Practicum Analysis

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To note, my objective for this practicum is to investigate the psychological well-being among the elderly. I learned that psychological well-being among the elderly has a strong subjective component (Simone & Haas,2013). This subjective well-being is comprised of positive and negative affect and cognitive evaluations of life satisfaction. It was my observation, and which literature supports, that residents who were well-adjusted and psychologically healthy functioned better than those that were not. I believe that this may be explained by study findings that psychological well-being is a primary indicator of optimal functioning (Simone & Haas,2013). Two predictors of psychological and subjective well-being are social activity and health, both of which decline with age (Simone & Haas, 2013). Another practicum experience that I could relate with previous…show more content…
Positive frames of elderly people are related to successful, creative and productive aging (Bailey, 2010). According to Bailey (2010), the most persistent stereotypes of aging people are declining health and deteriorating appearance. The first things that I learned about this population are that these stereotypes are far from true. The elderly people that I engaged with are beautiful people from different backgrounds. Some of them may have been challenged physically but with the appropriate motivational approaches, were raring to go in order to improve their well-being. On the other hand, I learned that I am a highly-motivated worker. I was resourceful in finding motivators, including, the well-being of the residents that I was working with, as well as my overall performance for this practicum. I also discovered that I have the ability to focus on goals and objectives so that they may be
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