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HDFS 311 Week 5 Notes

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HDFS 311 Week 5 Notes HDFS 311

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Adolesent and Early Adult Development
Jaime Marie Rotner
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Date Created: 10/02/16
- Latino Women - Gender roles have been highly traditional until recently - The role of women was concentrated on caring for children, taking care of the home, and providing emotional support for the husband - Women have been taught to emulate the Virgin Mary by being submissive and self- denying - Latino Men - The role of men has been guided by the ideology of machismo - Men are expected to be the undisputed head of the household and to demand respect and obedience from their wives and children how th - The traditional aspects of manhood are strong; provide, protect, and procreate - Still Gender Differenced Today?? - More males participate in child care and domestic work - The proportion of females in fields such as medicine, business, and law are considerably higher than 20 years ago • However, still less secondary education and participation in science and math • Women progress through academic and professional ranks slower than men • Women tend to earn less money than men even when they are doing similar work - Persistence of Beliefs About Gender Differences - For most characteristics there is nevertheless more similarity than difference between genders - Why do differences still exist however? • Gender Schema Theory- we create categories that create ideas of what it is like to be male or female • Differential Gender Socialization- • Biological difference- some biological differences between men and women explain the differences that we tend to categorize as masculine and feminine, like aggression levels - Hormones, social regions, more cortex available for females, empathy (language skills) Chapter 6- The Self - Self Reflection in Adolescence - Self Conceptions- Thing about and evaluate one’s self - Self Esteem- Feelings about one’s self worth - Identity- Who am I? - Self Conceptions - Childhood • Concrete terms related to traits • ex. “I have a dog names Jake and brother named Fred. I am good at sports, but not so good at school” • heavily rely on adult influences to determine who they are, positive feedback or negative feedback - Adolescence • Trait focused, traits more abstract, personality characteristic Ex. “I’m complicated. I’m Sensitive. “I have a positive view of human kind” • - The self in Adolescence - The capacity for abstract thought means an adolescent can distinguish between - Actual self- “Who am I” - Possible selves- “Who I might become” • Ideal self- “Who I would like to be come” • Feared self- “Who I dread becoming” - More Complex - The formal operational ability to perceive multiple aspects of a situation or idea mean that self undemanding becomes more complex in adolescence - The recognize that they may act and feel differently around different people or in different situations - Ex “I’m aware that I sometimes show a FALSE self to others that isn’t really the me or the way I think and feel” - Clarifying the difference - Self Esteem- Refers to a person’s overall sense of worth and well being • Declines in early adolescence - Self Concept- Refers to the way a person views and evaluates herself or himself • Also self image or self perceptions - Self Esteem - Baseline self esteem- stable, enduring sense of worth and well being (when we are older) - Barometric self esteem- fluctuating sense of worth and well being as one responds to different thoughts, experiences, etc., daily occurrences change this (adolescence) • Experience sampling method- check in every day or write in a journal that shows the fluctuation throughout the day - Adolescent Self Image: 8 Domains—Susan Harter (1989-2006) - 1.Scholastic Competence - 2.Social Acceptance • Do people like me and am I accepted, rejected or the target of bullying, or neglected as in not really acknowledged - 3.Athletic Competence - 4.Physical Appearance - 5.Job Competence - 6.Romantic Appeal - 7.Behavioral Conduct • can I control and manage my impulses and overall behavior - 8.Close Friendships - Not are all equal to individuals because everyone values things differently - Each domain of self image influences global self esteem (overall self esteem) • Only to the extent that the adolescent deems it important - Influences on Self esteem - Feeling accepted by peers - Warm and loving relationships with parents - School success - Self Esteem in Emerging Adulthood - Consistent increase over time - Males are consistently higher than women when it comes to self esteem - Why does it tend to improve? • Comfort with appearance • Relationships with parents generally improve • Less peers More control over social contexts • - Decline in Average Emotional States - Average emotional states decline from grade 5 through 11 and then appear to level off at grade 12 - General feelings throughout the day- • Lonely • Self conscious • Embarrassed • ignored • awkward nervous • - Identity, Erikson, and Crisis - Each life period is characterized by a particular development issue or “crisis” - For each issue or crisis, there is a developmentally healthy path and an unhealthy path - Crisis had been equated with “exploration” - Identity Achievement- if you went on the healthy, positive path you will be establishing a clear and definite sense of who you are and how you fit into the world around you - Identity Confusion- if you went on the unhealthy path there will be failure to form a stable and secure identity - Achieving identity involves exploration— sifting through life choices, trying out possibilities, and ultimately making commitments - Domains that create an identity • Gender • Sexuality • Culture • Religion • Ethnic • Occupational • Political - Identity Exploration - Identity formation is founded partly on identifications made in childhood from parents or who we are around and influenced by during childhood • • as we grow older, we choose what we embrace from our care givers and what we create as our own - Key process that contributes to identity formation - Psychosocial Moratorium- a period when adult responsibilities are postponed as young people try on various possible selves - Marcia’s 4 Identity Statuses - Diffusion • Identity issues are not yet important • Choices are brief Not trying to define self • - Moratorium • Actively searching, sometimes struggling • Experimenting with roles- major changes, many relationships, different jobs • Lack of stability • Temporary commitments - Foreclosure • Identify with parents, socialization pressure • Simply accept- no searching • Don’t question or explore just accept it as it is - Identity achievement • Completed exploration • Made commitments Chapter 7- Family Relationships - Family System Approach - To understand family functioning one must understand how each relationship within the family influences the family as a whole - The family system is composed of a variety of subsystems • Equilibrium- family is in a neutral area, functions properly and there is no chaos Disequilibrium- source of conflict or disconnect which creates a ripple effect that effects the • whole family - Sibling Relationships - 5 Common patterns in adolescents’ relationships with siblings • Caregiver relationship- one sibling is in a caregiver role to other siblings • Buddy relationship- friends and like to hangout • Critical relationship- fighting and constant conflict • Rival relationship- influenced by competition between each other,comparing against each other • Causal relationship- care for and like each other but not a close relationship - Parenting Styles - Parenting has been described in terms of two dimensions - 1. Demandingness (control) • the degree of rules and expectations for behavior as well as compliance - 2. Responsiveness (warmth) • the degree of sensitivity, expression of love, warmth, and concern for their children - Baumrid’s Parenting Styles are based on… communication, warmth, expectations of maturity, and discipline and the outcomes of the parenting style on the child as they grow - Authoritarian- low responsiveness & high demandingness • Dependent, passive, conforming, less self- assured, less socially adept, more likely to move out of their home as quickly as possible, self critical - Authoritative- high responsiveness & high demandingness • independent, creative, self- assured, socially skilled, optimism, high levels of emotion regulation, generally rate themselves as happy, school achievement tends to be better - Disengaged- low responsiveness & low demandingness • impulsive, delinquent, early sex, drugs, negative school achievement - Permissive- high responsiveness & low demandingness • irresponsible, conforming, immature, poor self regulation, poor emotional regulation, rated themselves the least happy, less social skilled, negative peer interactions, more likely to live with families longer


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