Assessment Essay Example

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1- Resisting temptation (inhibiting impulses): men are less likely to inhibit their impulses.

(see Ellis, 2008, chapter 13)

False (No established sex difference)

2- As teens seek out new sensations and new experiences, the under developed pre-frontal cortex means their brain has trouble controlling risk taking impulses and understanding the consequences of their actions.


What factors are being discussed here?

a-Biological: Brain maturation among teens is low and face challenge in controlling the impulses on risk taking

b-Psychological: teens seek out new experiences and new sensation

c-Social: Teens have challenge in figuring out the outcome of their actions

3- Celia Lashlie is meeting with parents and teachers to discuss the role parents and teachers play in the development of children.

What influence is the underlined statement an example of ?

(See Week 4 folder)

A-Bio influencing psycho

B-Bio influencing social

C-Psycho influencing bio

D-Psycho influencing social

E-Social influencing bio

F-Social influencing psycho

Tell me in less than 20 words, what’s wrong with the Celia Lashlie pdf uploaded in the Week 4 folder?

The article, goes round supporting held stereotypes regarding boys and fathers.

5- Using the biopsychosocial model in the Powerpoint in week 3 and also the attached Week 4 Youth BPS.pptx, below write four (single sentence) statements that exemplify (are examples of) interactions between the biological, the psychological, and the social factors, for a male (boy, youth, adult, father).

Example 1: Boys’ learning (psychological) in schools is affected by teaching methods and policies (social).

Example 2: Young men who report being more religious (social), tend to use illicit substances less (psychological) than young men who are less religious (other factors controlled for!)

Young adult men roughly 20 years (biological) with strong spirituality/religiosity (social) report less intake of licit and illicit substances (psychological) compared to men of the same age with no denomination orientation.

Risk taking behavior (psychological) linked with boys, is highly minimized when parents intervene during the transitional stage (social).

Brain development patterns that determines brain maturation (biological) in adolescent boy, predisposes the adolescent boy to impulsivity and risk taking behaviors (psychological).

Father’s interventions of risk taking behavior (social) among adolescents, stimulates behavior control and goal driven orientations (psychological).

6- In the paper by Fletcher, Higgenbotham and Dobson, Men’s perceived health needs, the evidence suggests that men often ignore symptoms of poor health and delay seeking health care. This is thought to show that men are not concerned about their own health.

What is the ‘alternative explanation’ that the authors offer?

  • The approach does not make use of men’s ‘expressed’ and ‘felt’ needs in regards to expectations of men regarding their own wellbeing as a fundamental elements of program design and policy formation yet concerns for both men and women are similar and important in reference to the wellbeing and social needs.

7- In your own words, answer the question, What is a stereotype?

  • A stereotype is a strong held belief about something or some people with oversimplified explanation, yet deep rooted cultural discourse among certain people or community.