Psychology And Psychology: Social Work Vs. Psychology

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Social work and psychology are very different disciplines; even though psychology is mainly academic and social work is chiefly applied they have a very cordial mutual reliance on each other. What we can say is, psychology is the science that studies the behaviour of human beings and formulates theories that can be of use in understanding an individual, whereas social work is the practical application of those related theories for bettering the welfare of people and development of society in general. Projections, a phenomenon that is a part of psychology is the main aspect that majorly decides how an individual reacts and behaves in a certain situation, this phenomena helps a social worker analyse and modulate the human behaviour. Coming to…show more content…
He stated that there is something called libido development (sexual development) in the growth line of every child which decides certain behavioural areas of the child. He divided the lifespan of an individual from infancy to death into five stages, if the stages are completed successfully, the result is a healthy personality otherwise the person gets fixated at one particular stage. The stages are: 1. Oral (birth-1 year) failure of which would result in smoking, immaturity, passive behaviour and so on. 2. Anal (1-3 years) failure of completion of which would lead to orderliness, messiness, obsessive behaviour. 3. Phallic (3-6 years) failure of which would lead to Oedipus complex in boys and electra complex in girls, sexual dysfunction in general. 4. Latent (6-12 years) failure of which would result in lack of sexual fulfilment 5. Genital (12 to death) failure of which would lead to unsatisfactory social life,…show more content…
The levels were physiological needs (food, water, sleep, etc); safety (security, body, employment, etc); love and belonging (friendships, family); esteem (confidence, self esteem, respect of others, etc); self actualisation (morality, problem solving, acceptance of facts). He stated for achieving of self actualisation the ascending of all the lower levels was a must, if and when a person is able to successfully ascend the levels he will become a well rounded and a self actualised
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