Psychological Ideologies Questionnaire Assignment Help
For this week’s discussion, think back to your adolescence and remember Erickson’s theory from the lecture. Erickson believed that there is conflict to resolve at every stage of your development that is vital to overcome for proper psychological development. In particular, Erickson felt that adolescence was one of the most important stages of a person’s life because here you are developing your identity. Review Erickson’s Identity vs Role Confusion stage in detail using the notes/book/internet and answer the following questions:
- Why is identity formation so important for the rest of the stages in your life?
- What could happen later on in life if you are confused about your role?
- How does a person have an “identity crisis”? What does that look like?
- Tell us a little about your identity. Could you recall the psychological process(es) that led to who you are today? How did you or are you reconciling the many parts of who you are to make one unique identity?
Now let’s take a look at learning and conditioning. Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner were the founders of Behaviorism. Behaviorism believed that we are born a blank slate and that almost everything we know is learned through our environment. Let’s take a moment to get conceptual here.
- Consider an idea (not a skill) you’ve been taught and discuss how either classical conditioning or operant conditioning or both played a role in you learning this idea.
- How was this idea put inside your head? What kind of conditioning or associative learning was or is still used to keep that idea strong?
For example, take the idea of a higher power. How did you learn God exists? What makes you keep believing that he does? Can you identify some ways we are conditioned to believe God exists? What are they? What do they look like? Another example, take the idea of racism. If we are to believe that no one is born a racist, how does it happen? Who teaches it? How is it reinforced daily? Etc. I hope you understand what I am getting at with this question. It’s not meant to offend anyone, just to create discussion. You can discuss any idea you’d like.