a type of achievement motivation that directs a person to connect with others; the individual's contribution is seen as beneficial to the members of a particular group or society in general
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This class was tough.
I recently completed Sociocultural Concepts in Psychology at the doctoral level and appreciate how this class, namely the professor, pushed the students outside of their comfort zones to consider the depths of culture. We examined the historical roots of racism challenging the scientific soundness of the term "race" and then further explored its profound impact on the world's history. We were encouraged to be aware of Eurocentrism and its continued effects in various arenas in our field ranging from cognitive assessments to diagnostic considerations to treatment modalities. We examined conventionally-used interventions and then explored alternate modalities of treatment that were both culturally-sensitive, as well as client-centered. We embraced our strengths as well as our shortcomings and used the former for the bases of our clinical competencies and the latter to help us grow as clinicians. Ultimately, culture became a clinical lens with which to view our clients not categorize them.
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Time management Discussions with the professor Collaborations with peers Not personal feedback in derisive way