PSY210Chapter 5[1][1] - Chapter5...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  5/26/11 Chapter 5 WHERE PEOPLE LIVE: PERSON-ENVIRONMENT 
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 5/26/11 Behavior= Person + Environment The Competence-Environmental Press  Approach  - Adaptive behavior and positive affect can  environment. All have potential to be happily adapted to  Person-Environment 
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 5/26/11 When abilities match demands, people adapt;  when there is a mismatch, they don’t. CAREGIVERS MUST identify the right level of  environmental support based on the partner’s  level of competence. Congruence Model= People with particular needs  The Competence-Environmental 
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 5/26/11 Should take individual differences into account.  Some value independence more than others. When designing programs/interventions for older  adults individual differences need to be  considered Individual Variations
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 5/26/11 80% of dependent behaviors exhibited by nursing  home residents were the result of compliance to  staff instructions. NOT BECAUSE ACTUALLY  DEPENDENT! Sense of control is linked to HIGHER ACTIVITY  LEVELS AND GREATER WELL-BEING Benefits of Sense of Control
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 5/26/11 1. Decision to place in nursing home often made by people other than person involved. 2. Staff members may communicate their belief  that resident is incapable of making decisions,  treat like child. 3. Label “nursing home resident” and “patient” can  have strong negative connotations. 4. UNSOLICITED HELP- Helping people perform  Many Practices Violate Control
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 5/26/11 If too unfamiliar or difficult to navigate, people may  feel incompetent.  Mastering environment increases feelings of 
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course PSY 210 taught by Professor Carawilliams during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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PSY210Chapter 5[1][1] - Chapter5...

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