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Week 6 notes

by: Kirsten Swikert

Week 6 notes SWRK 330

Kirsten Swikert
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Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Dr. Mallinger
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kirsten Swikert on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SWRK 330 at Western Kentucky University taught by Dr. Mallinger in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Human Behavior in the Social Environment in Social Work at Western Kentucky University.


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Date Created: 09/29/16
The Psychodynamic Conceptual Framework • Id, ego, superego • Psychosexual development o Oral stage o Anal stage o Phallic stage o Latency stage o Genital stage § Fixation: stuck in a certain stage because of some experience Cognitive Development: Piaget • The sensorimotor period • The preoperational thought period o Barriers to the development of logical thinking § Egocentrism § Centration § Irreversibility o Developing cognitive ability § Classification § Seriation § Conservation • The period of concrete operations • The period of formal operations Children under the age of 6 would say that the taller glass holds more, even though the amount of liquid in each is identical. Sociocultural Cognitive Development: Vygotsky • Sociocultural learning of interdependence versus independence • The zone of proximal development • Scaffolding • Private speech • Attachment o Stages of attachment o Patterns of attachment o Long term effects of attachment o Attachment and day care o Cross cultural differences in attachment Self Concept, Self Esteem, and Empowerment • Significant issues and life events o Intelligence and intelligence testing § Cattell’s Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence § Sternberg’s Triarchic theory of Intelligence § Intelligence testing • The Stanford-Binet IQ test • The Wechsler tests § Targeting special needs • Gifted people § Other potential problems with IQ scores • Cultural biases and IQ tests o People who have intellectual disabilities: a population at risk § What are people with intellectual disabilities like? § Defining intellectual disability § The significance of empowerment by support systems § Macro system responses to intellectual disabilities • The Americans with Disabilities Act: the pursuit of social and economic justice • Deinstitutionalization • Community based services § Social work roles • Empowerment and consumer directed approach o People with learning disabilities: a dimension of diversity § Other disabilities can affect children § Common problems involved in learning disabilities • Cognitive characteristics • Academic characteristics § What causes learning disabilities? § Effects of learning disabilities on children • Cognitive characteristics • Academic characteristics § Policies to achieve social justice for children who have learning and other disabilities o Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder § Treatment for ADHD § Social work roles Extra credit: List 5 defense mechanisms and explain and give an example of each


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