Erikson’s life stages

Choose any of the development theories that you learned about and apply it to your own life. You may choose to use yourself (such as looking at attachment or Erikson’s life stages), or a child with whom you are intimately familiar as the subject. Describe how the concepts (using the appropriate terms) fit or do not fit your subject’s development, using concrete examples to illustrate your point.

Please respond to the following questions in essay format.

  1. Why can spiritual-based coping be a useful strategy to improve the quality of life for people with some crippling injuries?
  2. “Describe 3 different cultural beliefs and practices related to mental illness.”
  3. Give examples of cultural customs that contradict the United Nations’ position on the rights of women and children.

Please review exercise 6.2 in the Shiraev and Levy textbook on cross race recognition and respond to the following question:

The authors of your book believe that the cross race recognition research have implications for everyday life situations. What do you think these implications and what are your views of the issue? (Your response should be 2 paragraphs in length).

Using your textbook as a guide, please address the following short-essay questions. (At least 5-7 sentences per question)

  1. Describe the universalist view of psychological disorders.
  2. Suicide rates tend to be higher in those nations that rank high on subjective well-being. Explain this finding and describe cultural factors likely contributing to suicide.
  3. Explain what “stigma of mental illness” is and how cultural norms affect it.

Using your textbook as a guide, please address the following short-essay questions. The length of your post should be 5-7 sentences.

  1. Compare conformity in collectivist and individualist cultures.
  2. According to cross-cultural replications of Milgram’s studies, how are measures of power distance and rates of obedience related and why?
  3. Explain groupthink. Which cultural factors should affect its manifestations?

This assignment is designed to illustrate that sexuality is a cultural phenomenon. The way we see ourselves and other people is often based on a starting point from which we make judgements. Please read the following scenarios and complete the assignment that follows:

Teak is 18. Teal is 18. Both are foreign college exchange students, both are juniors, and both of them will study at the City University of New York. The tuition is paid, the books are bought, and the keys to the rooms are in the young men’s pockets. The new life has begun.
Teak grew up on a small Atlantic island. People on this island know nothing about kissing. Nudity is strongly prohibited. People have DVDs, however movies rated “R” are not available on the island. Premarital sex is punishable. Men and women believe that sexual experiences reduce their energy and are bad for their health. People do not even talk about sex. After a couple marries, the husband and wife are allowed to have sex once a week, at night, and as quickly as possible. Both partners should be dressed in night-clothes and cannot look at each other. Female orgasms are rare and considered to be abnormal. Sex education is prohibited by law.
Teal grew up on a small Pacific island. Children on this island, both boys and girls, are taught about sex as early as at the age of 7. Nudity is totally acceptable on the island. At the age of 13, the boys undergo a special ritual that initiates them into adult sexual life. Girls do the same at the age of 15. Every young man and woman at this age has an adult sexual partner of the opposite sex, who teaches them proficiency in sex. After a year of training, the students are allowed to have sex without supervision. Adults have sex practically every day, often in public places.
After spending a month in the United States, Teak and Teal decided to write letters to some close friends in their home countries about their experiences with sex culture in the United States.

compose two brief letters on behalf of both young men. Compare the “letters.” How could we help these young men to adjust better in the U.S. culture?

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