By Ewan Ingleby
Not only one other psychology textbook, this e-book combines useful social paintings along sound educational research. disguise; name; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; creation; 1 Introducing social staff to psychology; 2 Psychology and communique; three Attitudes and ideology; four Psychology and psychological sickness; five baby psychology; 6 Psychology and previous age; end; solutions to self-assessment questions; References; Index
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There is exploration of the relationship that exists between forming stereotypes and having a negative perception of others. The main aims of the chapter are to: ● identify what attitudes are and how they can be measured; ● identify how attitudes influence behaviour; ● recognise that beliefs about ‘well-being’ can influence and/or determine behaviour; ● recognise what a stereotype is; ● identify psychological explanations of stereotypical attitudes; ● analyse an example of stereotyping in our society that is relevant to social work practice.
There are different forms of communication that influence the relationship between a social worker and his or her service-users. It could be argued that communication methods have become increasingly complex as the human Language Acquisition Device has evolved. We now have new forms of communication such as ‘texting’, ‘e-mail’ and mobile phones. These newer forms of communication are used in both positive and negative ways. Both types of communication reveal the complexity and creativity of human communication.
The importance of communication within the service-user/social worker relationship has been highlighted in a number of well publicised inquiries that have attempted to identify how best practice can be ensured within social work. From the recommendations following the death of Maria Colwell in the 1970s to the main findings of Lord Laming’s inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié, good communication methods within social work would appear to be an essential requirement of effective social work practice.