Ap Psychology Chapter 8-15 Questions Essay

Answer 12 out of the 15 questions covering chapters 8-15. Each answer is worth 5 points. Only complete sentences, which include the question in the answer, will be awarded points. Yes or no answers will be awarded zero points. 1. *Which of the three parenting approaches mentioned in the chapter do you prefer and why? How were you raised? How do you think the way you were raised affects you now? Out of the three parenting approach mention in chapter 9 | prefer The Authoritative Approach. This approach takes into consideration the needs of the child along with providing limits and control as needed.

Although, I prefer this approach with my children I was raised using the Authoritarian approach. The way I was raised affects me know because I sometime convert to the way I was raise. For example I get to the point where I expect my children to do as I say or I become every strict without any balance. This causes a lot of miss understanding because my children start to feel like they cannot talk to me or speak their feelings. I felt like this as a child and the last thing I would want is for my children to feel this way. 2. Can you give an example of a cultural script? Do you have any cultural scripts?

What are they? An example of a cultural script is if someone has a death in their family. The feeling that they feel from the loss like sadness, and crying which is part of emotional response when using scripts to convey how someone may feel. One of the cultural scripts I have is the way people should act when deaths happen and their reaction to the situation. Another scrips I think I have is knowing how people feel before they tell me. I believe looking at me child and being able to tell they need to talk or just need a hug to help there feeling is a cultural script. 3. *How much does self-esteem show?

Is it easy to tell who has high-esteem and who doesn’t? The text says that people aren’t always what they seem. Do you believe that statement? Has that been your experience? Do you have some examples to back up your opinion? Self-esteem shows by the way a person dresses act, walk and talk. Whether a person has high or low self-esteem. I highly likely I can pick I think it is highly I can tell someone with high self-esteem or low. I do believe that people are not always what they seem. Sometime people could have high self-esteem and a crazy life. From my experience they hide behind grooming themselves and putting on a show.

I see this all the time in my family with one of my sisters. She fixes herself up well but behind closed doors her life is so stressful because she has to try to make everyone think she has her life together. My other sister self-esteem is very low and this in term allows people to walk all over her. She used to dressing up when her self-esteem was high, but the way she grooms, talks and acts show me that her self-esteem is very low 4. *No matter what hand fate deals, it’s not the events themselves that determine self-esteem; it’s how the individual reacts to those events.

Explain. Do you agree? I do agree an event does not determine a person’s fate or self-esteem. It is how the person reacts to the event and deals with it. If someone had a bad childhood it does not mean they cannot turn their life around and make their life better. Some people are able to acknowledge their own pain and gain the self-esteem needed to move on. Take myself for example when I first started school | did not have the self-esteem or the knowledge needed for college. With time and experience I have gain the self-esteem, confidence and knowledge to accomplish my goal. . If that is the case, how can adults help children who consistently have reactions that indicate low self-esteem? I think adult can help children with low self-esteem three ways. One is by identify why and what is cause the child’s low selfesteem. The second thing I think an adult can do is find a way to help boost the child low esteem by encouraging the child to find ways deal with their fears in which is cause the low self-esteem. Last give the child room to grow and allow the chance to fix the problem after the adult is aware of their reaction that indicates low esteem.

I also think adults could get the child help if needed. 6. What part does language play in carrying out inequities? How does language influence children’s ideas of their capabilities? What can be done to broaden children’s views? 7. *Give examples of three traits of successful families that are present in a family that you know. Three trails of a successful family that are present in my family are building self-esteem, communicating effectively and rules. Although, it is not stated among everyone in my family we make sure we are not breaking each other down with the use of words and the way we treat each other.

I believe are rules set the standards for are kids to respect others and their self, helps with their communicating skills and give are children balance. 8. *Give examples of some things you could do to help all children become resilient. One of the suggestion in the book is to provide support for both the child and the parent. Encouraging the parent to seek support could help the child become resilient. By the child seeing the parent (role model) getting support this could help the child identify with the parent. Last teaching a child problem solving strategies skills is very important when helping a resilient child. . *What do you think makes up quality care and education? Explain your answer. Most people would think education makes up quality care. I think that education does paly a big part. I do believe it is the person and how they feel about the job they do. For example if someone is teaching just because they have a degree to do so. This to me may cause the person to just get by doing as little as possible. This in terms hurts the quality of care they are giving. In contrast if someone love what they do would help the quality of care, but this is not always the case. 10.

What are some ways that families and teachers can come together to create a sense of community in the early care and education program? 11. *What do you know about the negative effects that isolation can have on families? 12. *What would you tell a family about how to find the community resources they might need? I would tell them to start with the phone book to see what is available in their community. To check out the library to see what resource they could refer them to. I would end the conversation by letting them now that everyone has hard time and they should not be afraid to us the resource available to them.

3. *How can a family’s income level affect the way its children are socialized? 14. *How are children expected to behave in kindergarten? Do you know a child who doesn’t behave that way? Why doesn’t he or she? How might that behavior affect that child’s kindergarten performance? I think kindergartens are expect to be on task, respect others, and do their best. Yes I know a child that does not following any of these rules because his mother does not have rules. The behavior effects the kindergarten performance, learning and development.

The structure they have known for so long is hard to break and due to this the child has to focus more on following the rule than learning. It takes time away from the child’s learning process and at this point of the child’s life kindergarten helps them to become successful. Time is something that is not on a kindergartens side and the time it take to help the child adjust could be used toward helping the child’s performance. 15. *What are your experiences with the health-care system, and how do you think it affects young children? Tready do not have a lot of experience with the health care