Controversies in Psychology by Phil Banyard

By Phil Banyard

Findings in psychology that problem latest ethical, political and spiritual ideals usually result in heated controversies and debate. during this publication, Phil Banyard examines many of the concerns that experience generated the main controversy in psychology during the last hundred years. particularly, he seems at how psychology has contributed to our knowing of battle and wartime propaganda, advertisements, psychometric checking out, and the cultural and gender biases that exist in psychology. The underlying issues of those controversies focus on social keep an eye on and manipulation, the perceived adjustments among one workforce of individuals and one other, and our ideals approximately human nature. Drawing out the principal fault traces of the debates, the textual content offers the data in a transparent and concise manner that permits readers to come back to their very own judgements in regards to the concerns.

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By Phil Banyard

Findings in psychology that problem latest ethical, political and spiritual ideals usually result in heated controversies and debate. during this publication, Phil Banyard examines many of the concerns that experience generated the main controversy in psychology during the last hundred years. particularly, he seems at how psychology has contributed to our knowing of battle and wartime propaganda, advertisements, psychometric checking out, and the cultural and gender biases that exist in psychology. The underlying issues of those controversies focus on social keep an eye on and manipulation, the perceived adjustments among one workforce of individuals and one other, and our ideals approximately human nature. Drawing out the principal fault traces of the debates, the textual content offers the data in a transparent and concise manner that permits readers to come back to their very own judgements in regards to the concerns.

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I understand holistic care to mean……… 17. In my practice I achieve this by……… 18. Some of my strengths as a practitioner are……… 19. Some of my weaknesses are……… 20. To become more effective as a practitioner I have to work on: a. Understanding my philosophy of practice b. Skills such as……… c. My theoretical approach d. My personal growth e. Other things such as……… 21. The things that I need to learn in order for me to do this are……… 22. I will achieve this by……… Now spend a few minutes reviewing what you have learnt from this exercise in terms of: Your own beliefs and values Other people’s beliefs and values (if you have done this with others) How useful this has been as an exercise in helping you to identify your guiding principles Its usefulness as a reflective strategy What action you need to take as a result of the things you have learnt 44 Beginning reflective practice in it, and your own beliefs and values that underpin your role as a practitioner in your field.

Try to imagine how the world would look if we altered the types of glasses that we wear. For instance, if you smeared the lenses with grease, you would not have the clarity of view that you normally have, and everything would be out of focus. You would have to turn to your other senses, and your experience, to fill the gaps in the knowledge you use to make sense of what you are seeing. Another example is the way in which our perceptions change when it is dark – some things are hidden from us, we do not have the familiarity of colour and detail to help us and we have to rely on other ways of gaining information to help us to make decisions.

The necessity to find a solution to a problem, and using a potential barrier as a stimulus for changing her way of thinking, was also a positive learning experience for Hayley. It made her realise how she had got into the habit of thinking the ways she did and thought about things were the only ways. A willingness to put aside the things we take for granted, or to reconsider things that we think are fixed and beyond our control, are the first steps in enabling our own personal development. They will also help us move in different ways of experiencing our lives.

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