Applied Psychology for Social Work by Ewan Ingleby

By Ewan Ingleby

Psychology deals strength causes for complicated facets of human habit and improvement. consequently, it really is now a big a part of the social paintings syllabus. This available, sensible publication permits scholars to use psychology to their very own perform and considers psychology within the context of social care. As such, it really is greater than simply one other normal psychology textbook. The textual content supplies a transparent review of key mental techniques and demonstrates how those can be utilized to interpret placement studies. extra, every one bankruptcy contains actions which observe psychology to specific social paintings contexts and support to consolidate key abilities

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These six aims form the main sections of the chapter. 1 Answer each of the following questions: ● Choose a whole number between 1 and 10. ● Double the number. ● Add 8. ● Halve the number. ● Subtract the original number from the new number. ● Give the number a letter: ‘A’ for 1, ‘B’ for 2, ‘C’ for 3, ‘D’ for 4, ‘E’ for 5, etc. ● Think of a European country that begins with the letter. ● 38 Think of an animal you might see in a circus that begins with the second letter of the European country! QXD 25/9/06 2:34 pm Page 39 Chapter 3 Attitudes and beliefs Were your last two thoughts: Denmark?

4 Example of a crossed transaction In this transaction an appropriate ‘adult’ question has been asked but the response is emotional and impulsive as if the respondent is a child retorting to a parent. According to Berne these crossed transactions produce anxiety and stress. There may be any combination of transactions. A ‘bossy’ authoritarian question such as Why don’t you pull yourself together? (parent to child) could be answered with I don’t need you to tell me what to do! (also parent to child).

Something that seems novel and unusual becomes old and ordinary. Reflect on how your attitude to the activity is changing and why it is changing if indeed it is changing. Much of what you are now thinking interests psychologists about attitude formation. Key questions include why we have initial attitudes and how these attitudes develop and influence subsequent behaviour. This chapter deals with both of these themes. QXD 25/9/06 2:34 pm Page 40 Chapter 3 Attitudes and beliefs What are attitudes and how can they be measured?

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