Adjustment Case Study

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Adjustment Case Study Dennis Puliah PSY 1000 – Psychology of Adjustment Professor Clinton Gortney November 30, 2015 There are so many situations and circumstances that require everyday people to deal with adjustments. This paper will be based on evidence-based strategies to help with adjustments. The first article is about two men, one African American and the other Caucasian, who come together to co-author a book on a subject that is headlining the news today; white police officers shooting or beating black boys. The second article is about the age difference of people who get the influenza vaccine and those that do not. Karen Bates is, the author of the article, “All American Boys’: A Young Adult Book about Police Beating…show more content…
How many times have we seen this transpire in the past year? What can we do to change the disparities that are taking place between police departments and African American boy/men? According to Attorney Benjamin Crump (Truth and consequences, 2015), far too many officers say that they felt threatened, but if not for viral video; the murder could have been swept under the rug. He also says there is a blanket of distrust, disrespect, and indifference thrown across Black men in America. He believes that this is the result of the many deaths at the hands of armed police officers who claim to be afraid. According to former Police Chief Howard Safir, (Truth and consequences, 2015), these incidents do not happen as often as the media would have us believe. He believes that police brutality and misconduct are inexcusable. He depends that police are to protect and serve but can only do this effectively if officers and civilians work together. Filmmaker Errol Morris believes that every time an unarmed black man is killed by a police officer, and the act goes unpunished, racism is rewarded. According to Morris (Truth and consequences, 2015), “cameras can offer the evidence but they cannot tell us what to do with the evidence.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the six-time NBA champion, and Times columnist, answers the question best of what can be done to change these disparities. He says that, “pushing harder for police reforms, more training, more
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