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PSYCH535 / PSYCH 535 / Psychological Impact Paper

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Week 5 Individual– Psychological Impact Paper



a. Select three of the following socio-political factors:



1)
Stereotyping



2) Prejudice



3) Racism



4)
Discrimination



5) Sexism



6)
Disenfranchisement



7) Oppression



8) Sexual
harassment



9) Glass
Ceiling



10)
Human/Civil rights (Affirmative Action)



11)
Homelessness



12) Unequal
education



13) Unequal pay



14) Minimum
wage



15) Healthcare



16) Slavery



17)
Immigration



18) Ageism



19) Employment



b. Prepare a 1,400 to 1,750-word paper in which you evaluate your selected
socio-political factors by describing their potential impact on the psychological development, emotional
distress, and behavior of an individual (not
a group). This individual can be real or fictitious; s/he could be a member of
any of the racial/ethnic/cultural groups we have discussed in class (or a
woman, or an LGBT person, or someone who belongs to more than one group).



c. Include a minimum of three references with at least two from peer-reviewed
journals in your paper.


Week 5 Individual– Psychological Impact Paper



a. Select three of the following socio-political factors:



1)
Stereotyping



2) Prejudice



3) Racism



4)
Discrimination



5) Sexism



6)
Disenfranchisement



7) Oppression



8) Sexual
harassment



9) Glass
Ceiling



10)
Human/Civil rights (Affirmative Action)



11)
Homelessness



12) Unequal
education



13) Unequal pay



14) Minimum
wage



15) Healthcare



16) Slavery



17)
Immigration



18) Ageism



19) Employment



b. Prepare a 1,400 to 1,750-word paper in which you evaluate your selected
socio-political factors by describing their potential impact on the psychological development, emotional
distress, and behavior of an individual (not
a group). This individual can be real or fictitious; s/he could be a member of
any of the racial/ethnic/cultural groups we have discussed in class (or a
woman, or an LGBT person, or someone who belongs to more than one group).



c. Include a minimum of three references with at least two from peer-reviewed
journals in your paper.


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Psychological Impact Paper Socio-political determinants can have a psychological influence on people in culturally different communities. These determinants can challenge the person’s opinion of the community surrounding the person and also the relationships in which the person currently have with other people in the community. Few of the socio-political determinants can influence the person involve sexual harassment, stereotyping and racism. These determinants

Racism is a dominant force that is present in the surroundings and in a person’s life yet is the most observable in the work environment or in school. micro aggression or individualized. Racism Racism is a thing which is very much existent in the American tradition. As stated by Harrell (2000).can influence the person with countless psychological concerns like mental stress and/or other mental health dilemmas. low self-confidence or selfactualization. Racism is describing every affiliate of a particular race reliant on features of the ethnicity in a way in which either result to the ethnicity to be declared as dominant or inferior to other ethnicities. racism can be institutional. Racism is a barrier in which restricts people in different communities to . This document will tackle the three determinants of sexual harassment. Racism is a socio-political determinant in which has a large influence on a person’s life. It can influence the person’s psychological well-being. in spite the civil regulations in the early 1960’s. Individuals can know racism in numerous methods. the person’s job and also the person’s feelings. knowing any form of racism or having proof of it can activate cognitive disagreement in people. As stated by Harrell (2000). stereotyping and racism to comprehend the fundamental effect these can have on the psychological cultivation. attitude of a person and emotional distress. America being culturally different is susceptible to racism from every form of people with racism originating in numerous forms like racial oppression or racial discrimination. inferior realizations and substance abuse.

As stated by Bigler. Racism can also be very burdensome intellectually to a person in which have a knowledge regarding it. researchers have comprehended that racism knowledge can influence people to more introspection and contemplation of current subsisting multicultural connections in the person’s life.. people in which are exposed to racism in the work environment are always pressured by some ways to formulate a coping tactic for managing the racism in which may be psychologically harmful for the person. in studies in which have been performed. housing and even jobs as people which are not being discriminated adversely.connect and have the similar chances in education. Racism can have an influence on a person’s well-being or health in some methods also. people that are exposed to racism in the work environment can ascertain aggression. Few of the harmful coping tactics involve eating disorder or substance abuse in which are grown in the person (Bigler et al. Researchers have observed in which in connections the people had observed as neutral in the pass can begin to be comprehended as a racial bias. Averhart and Liben (2003). aggressiveness or anger in which the person will utilize as an emotional aperture. Furthermore. 2003). In some instances. As stated by Harrell (2000). researchers have seen which when a person is exposed to racism in the work environment the aftermath are always psychological affliction that can activate low determination from the person and lower job happiness. Furthermore. racism can hinder the person from .

This can result to analysis results in well-being for the person through formulating various hazardous factors or restricting a person’s approach to quality medical care. Begman. In spite the reality in which American nation is hoping to cut the line with sexual harassment in the work environment.acquiring jobs that influences the individual’s socioeconomic capacity. researchers have finalized that experiences with racist attitudes may also result too many physiological problems like cardiac abnormalities. it is still an existing method for . frustration and confusion on the whole exposure. immune anomalies and also hypertension. research studies have concluded in which racism can attenuate the self-assurance and mental capabilities on a person in which was exposed to it. in spite the urge not to and as an effect the person can be agonized by distress. Connolly. 2005). Furthermore. The researchers concluded that few individuals in a culturally different community may feel burdens to identify with a specific ethnicity. Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is also a significant determinant to observe as it is a major reason for an antagonistic workplace. Furthermore. Almost always sexual harassment is known by female people yet men can also be exposed to it (Langhout. Pepler & Craig. et al. young adults or adolescents are more probably when compared to older people to be exposed to sexual harassment (McMaster. Cortina.. As stated by Nyborg and Curry (2003). Racism can also influence a person’s self-actualization. 2002).

Many people exposed to sexual harassment always recover from it by initially developing denial. the person starts to being exposed to unnecessary fear on being victimized again the future and raised feelings of fear and disgrace when trying to speak out. When managing the feelings of denial. sexual harassment diminishes self-confidence in the victims of sexual harassment and influences the person’s self-confidence. Sexual harassment can influence a person’s cognitive well-being. Furthermore. As stated by Langhout et al. many people in which have been exposed to sexual harassment experiences feelings like a rape victim and may switch the accusation upon their selves as the person attempts to deliberate the sexual harassment in a nation like America. researchers have connected sexual harassment in the adolescent level to anxiety in the victims of sexual harassment. As stated by McMaster et al. This bearing cast off reality on the truth in which there still persists a requirement in American society for improved protocols. It can involve the physical and accidental touching of a person or even agreeing in physical touching of a person in which can be declared as inappropriate. (2002). Sexual harassment can be in the type of people in which formulate jokes of a sexual in type in front of many people or see in explaining sexual acts. (2005).some people. As stated by McMaster. People in which formulate unnecessary opinions regarding the physical features of a person are also leading to sexual harassment. the person can shift to other feelings such as anger and weakness on the instance. People in which have been exposed to sexual .

as stated by Langout et al.harassment start to being exposed with reduced self-confidence as an effect of being a victim and feeling disregarded in a supposedly secured atmosphere. person’s attitude and any other determinant in which make a person distinct and analyze the individual’s determination and perseverance. Stereotyping influences a person’s self-understanding. The feelings in the person can reduce the person’s self-confidence and self-actualization that may point to disbelief of other people and influence the person’s psychological well-being through raising anxiety or suicidal ideas. (2005). the individual’s character. in some severe instances. Furthermore. see peer adversities. suffer from anxiety and depression disorders as an effect of the exposure to sexual harassment. Stereotyping removes the person’s individuality. self- . It is like having a concept regarding a person of a specific racial group and concluding and spreading the concept to the entire racial group. as stated my McMaster (2002). the person’s capability to be cultivated. making the person feel like a victim. Sexual harassment influences a person in a couple of methods. depression felt by the person may point to suicidal ideas. people may be exposed to a vast range of psychosocial hardships. Stereotyping Stereotyping is a person having a concept regarding a person or a group of people and concluding the concept to everyone. Furthermore. research has concluded in which reduced self-confidence leads to a loss of trust on the victims.

to demonstrate the identity of the person and to have a life of not having to be exposed to inequality and injustice. emotional stress. Stereotyping influences a person’s capability to properly learn.discipline in the person and also the mental prowess of the person. The psychological cultivation of a person involves cognitive capabilities. Stereotyping influences the individual’s decisions through impacting the child in every phase of development involving friends and family. stereotyping influences this cultivation as the child will attain good or bad stereotypes regarding their selves or other people in which will influence the child’s methods and assumptions as he or she grows. in child’s individual life and in the entire world surrounding the child. This dilemma can result to the assumptions of anger. cause avoidance or also point to . lead to feelings of anxiety. Stereotyping is another determinant in which can badly influence the person’s attitude. People as children learn regarding the entire world and their selves when growing up. results to a loss of employment or connections and affect emotion stress and also results to the individual to never grow to have knowledge of a specific racial group reliant on false beliefs in which the stereotype formulated. emotional and intellectual and also the social capabilities of the person as the person flourish from child to adult. This can result to dilemmas with opposition in the child’s job as an adult. Stereotyping can influence a person resulting to depression. anger.

emotional distress and behavior. attitude. 2008). racism and stereotypes can influence a person vastly lowering the person’s self-confidence and resulting to the person to feel inferior to other people. Researchers concluded in which students are exposed to reduced concentration levels in unjust surroundings (Baumeister & Bushman. anger. 2003). guilt. Individuals can also locate hindrances in the person’s capability to apply self-discipline resulting to depression and stress related diseases in the person (Nyborg & Curry. This was only observed in examples where people assumed assertion was reliant on preexisting stereotypes or where they assumed the evaluator to the undermining (Nyborg & Curry. well-being. 2003). Conclusion Socio-political determinants have a vast influence on a person and the person’s psychological cultivation. researchers relate this to an urgent necessity for selfaccomplishment prophecy that the person’s experience to prejudicial surroundings always leads to stereotypic attitude or in some instances the person to move adversely of the stereotype and confirms the stereotype instead. stereotypes and racism are identical to anxiety. Sexual harassment. Feelings related with sexual harassment. As stated by Baumeister & Bushman (2008).panic attacks in a person. In instances such as this it was indicated in which a person may not assume the stereotype but still grasped the idea of the stereotype. . People may also be exposed to attitude involving compliance as the person starts to assume the stereotypes.

disillusionment and frustration. . These determinants can also lead to low selfesteem on people. mental health deficiencies like anxiety and depression and result to heightened distress.

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