The cultural influences that are upon a person’s mental state of health: hereditary, cultural, and environment. The hereditary influence is the genetic (traits) that are passed down from generation to the next generation. The cultural influence is the values and beliefs shared between people. The environmental influence is the person’s surroundings and the objects, places, and people a person has contact with. Ghaemi and Powers, both wrote books containing the cultural influences aspect, and how the mental state changes. The three cultural influences all play a role in a person's mental state. Ghaemi and Powers explains the influences of that the three cultural has by providing examples. Heredity influences is the genetic that are past down from generation, and Ghaemi’s one out of the four standards of identifying mental illness is family history. Abraham Lincoln’s family history included his cousin being placed in a hospital for insanity and his father showed emotions of sadness and gloomy. Lincoln had symptoms of depression and yet historians disagree upon if depression represented his mental illness. Lincoln thought of suicide after the death of a woman he loved. Lincoln suffered from was severe depressive episode followed by a recovery until one next episode. Adolf Hitler’s family history consisted of Hitler’s father displayed manic symptoms and hyperthymic personality (Ghaemi pg. 193). He had three siblings die before he was born, his parents were cousins. It
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With the increasing multicultural population developing cultural competency has been a dynamic challenging process for healthcare providers to find a common ground between the individual and provider and is the goal for delivering holistic, cultural sensitivity care throughout every health care setting (Engebretson, n.d.). Throughout this paper I will discuss the four generations by defining and describing them, explain which group I belong to and how I fit within that generation group. I will further discuss another group which I do not belong and explain how each generational group can learn from each other.
In todays society, you can not turn on the tv or radio without hearing some type of denigrating remark. Unfortunately its the cause of all the social norms. Our nation has been brainwashed by so many factors. Such as tv, radio, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. This topic reminds me a lot of a section in my psycology class “Behavior in Social and Cultural Context”. It talks about attributions within social influences, behavior, ethnic identity, and stereotypes. Which could not fit anymore perfectly with what is going on in the world today, and this topic.
Investigations clearly show that both nature and nurture play significant roles in the origin of psychopathology. Many studies based on adoption, twins and family have confidently recognized the roles of both genes and environment in mental disorders. Having a close relative with a mental health disorder is typically the most predictable risk factor for increasing that disorder to you, but the relationship is not inevitable. Even identical twins with identical genes sometimes do not develop the same psychiatric disorder. It remains difficult, to determine if genes for disorder are characterize by certain ecological conditions or psychopathology. The reason for this difficulty lies in the complex nature of mental disorders. Many disorders such
People’s attitudes can be influenced by the culture they are apart of, this is because individual thoughts, actions and feelings are influenced by social groups (Social influence, n.d.). This is also known as social influence which can contribute to the development of our attitudes as it may encourage members to change their beliefs, thoughts and feelings. People can conform with people in culture to have the same attitudes. Conformity can be formed through direct interaction between family, friends and teachers as well
My culture is pretty close to the average human I guess. For example, when I see my family everyone gets excited and start talking about what’s new and what we’ve done. Sometimes my family talks about some stuff that doesn’t even matter but they make a lot of jokes.
The United States is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Today, the U.S. is viewed as a role model and leader by other countries around the globe. The culture of the US has been shaped by the cultures of Native Americans, Latin Americans, Africans and Asians. The United States is often described as a ‘melting pot’ in which different cultures have contributed their own distinct "flavors" to American culture. Just as cultures from around the world have influenced American culture, today American culture influences the world. The term “western culture” often refers the cultures within the United States. The Northeast, South, Midwest, Southeast and Western regions of the United States all have distinct traditions and customs which have been influenced by different minorities. For example, the large concentration of the Nicaraguan population in Miami, Florida has been named Nicaraguita. The culture, including the language, traditions, and customs of Nicaragua have been influential in this region. The United States places a high value of the arts, education, and careers, and tend to disregard values such as family, religion, and respect. The arts extend beyond movies and television shows. New York, home to Broadway and its rich theatrical history are a key highlight of the United States culture. American music is very diverse as well with various styles, including rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, country and western, bluegrass, rock 'n' roll and hip hop. In
I am enjoying the class so far and like the fact that some of my classmates are willing to openly express their opinions of the readings, both positive and negative. Taseem brings a cultural perspective she is willing to share. Even when others do not share, there is knowledge to be gained, as it drives my curiosity to understand those who are different than me.
In the first article “Cultural factors” The study examines the influence that cultural factor such as ethnic identity and the acceptance of corporal punishment have on the reporting of child physical abuse. These two topics were chose as variables since they help to provide us with the information that is vital in understanding the relationship between ethnicity and likelihood that the physical abuse will be reported.
Culture, according to Merriam-Webster, is roughly defined as customary beliefs, and social values of racial, religious, or social groups, as well as the typical features of everyday life within a group of individuals. Due to the fact that I was adopted from Russia, my cultural identity is that of the average American family, with a touch of Russian background. The moral and everyday beliefs within my cultural influence consist of self-importance, saving for the future, working to the best of one’s ability, and respect of individuals. I have been raised in a Catholic, Democratic family, and have been taught to believe in self-importance, through many discussions with my parents, who have greatly influenced this belief. Having been impacted
A dictator is a ruler of a nation who wields all the power and is often viewed by other nations as ruthless and dangerous. Dictatorships do not usually have a system of checks and balances; the dictator makes all the decisions and does not generally consult with anyone on his decisions. They often inflict relentless punishments on those who oppose them or stand in their way of their goals. For example, Hitler killed millions of Jewish people because they stood in his way of creating a super race. The following paragraphs will take an in-depth review at another dictator, Stalin. In addition, an exploration of the aspects of leadership, conformity, obedience, and social power as it pertains to a dictatorship. Next, an examination of the type of culture in which a dictatorship might exist. Lastly, a brief inspection at how such a relationship between culture and social influence could exist outside of a dictatorship.
Culture is one of the major influences on our lives and social interactions; culture is associated with our characteristics of religion, societal norms of behavior; moreover, culture is always changing and the influence increases. With every religion there are traditions and cultures that are a form of art as it involves many characteristics’ of individuals and their beliefs, values, and perspective, for this reason, there are various dynamics in terms of how culture is involved and the influence of our actions, such as media, peers, family, and socializations. Culture is a factor of social environment and what is modeled to us in our early years of development.
In essence, cultural practices are not genetic; rather, they are learned through socialization. When a child is born, he or she does not know the norms and customs of society, but through socialization with the parents, peers, school and other systems, he or she adopts cultural practices. Social norms and culture develop in the society throughout the daily interactions of different members. One’s
Every culture has different beliefs on certain issues such as death, gender, and spiritual practices. Cultural beliefs influence the way patients understand health concepts and how they take care of themselves. Therefore, knowing a patients’ background and culture is a helpful key to solving certain problems. The Hispanic culture is an old and very unique culture that has strong beliefs concerning death, dying, gender, family, and spiritual practices.
Culture is all the things we learn as part of being with a group of people. This includes, language, shared symbols and values. These are the things we learn as we grow. Within our main or base culture other co-cultures can exist. An example of this would be I am an American citizen, I was born in Norfolk, Virginia, graduated from Maury High School and I work in Portsmouth, Virginia. English is my primary language, I vote in every election, I file my IRS taxes every year. All these things make my culture primarily American, however, my co-culture is that of an African descendent American woman. I learned other things that were a part of this culture, how to care for my hair which is much different from that of American culture. The history of African descendent people in American is also different than that of the base or American culture. So, everything I learned from Black History, to soul food, our church is all learned information and different from American culture. We can learn to improve our communication skills with knowledge about other people and cultures. We can read more and learn to interact with other people. We need to embrace others with the understanding that everyone is different but we are all still the same. We should always keep an open mind when dealing with new situations and never be afraid or ashamed to apologize