Chapter 5 The Psychosocial Person (1)

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Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 5 THE PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSON: RELATIONSHIPS, STRESS, AND COPING DR. RICKS Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment Key Points Addressed Review and Overview Understanding the Psychosocial Self: Three Major Theoretical Categories: The Self in Relationship Stress Coping Focus on Coping and Adaptation: Social Support Perspectives on Abnormal and Normal Coping Overview Psychosocial Theories focus on: Understanding how our relationships with others influence human behavior The connections between the individual and the social environment How the psychological person manages challenges to social functioning, particularly stress How the ability to form, sustain, and use significant relationships with other people is key to successful coping and adaptation The Self in Relationship : Object Relations Theory Explains the ability to form lasting attachments with others based on early experiences of separation from and connection with our primary caregivers. Considers people in the context of relationships rather than as individual entities Object constancy Four infant attachment styles: securely attached Anxious-ambivalently attached Avoidantly attached Disorganized attachment The Self in Relationship : Relational Theory The integration of psychoanalytic, object relations, and interpersonal theories that focuses on: Basic drive of humans to form relationships with others Learned behavior in the give-and-take of relationships normalcy of caretaking and mutuality The worker-client relationship that is based on empathic communication and emotional involvement The Self in Relationship : Feminist and Afrocentric Theory Feminist Theory:...
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