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Chapter 5 The Psychosocial Person (1)

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CHAPTER 5 THE PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSON:  RELATIONSHIPS, STRESS, AND COPING DR. RICKS  Dimensions of Human Behavior:  Person and Environment
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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
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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
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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 
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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 
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The Self in Relationship :   Feminist and Afrocentric Theory Feminist Theory: 
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