Applied Psychology for Social Work by Ewan Ingleby

By Ewan Ingleby

Psychology is a crucial a part of the social paintings syllabus, frequently studied as a separate module within the first yr, but additionally built-in in the educational curriculum. This totally up to date version may help scholars comprehend the options of psychology and practice them to their very own perform. It indicates that, for social staff, it can be crucial for psychology to be studied within the contexts of social care, because it deals power motives of advanced features of human behaviour and development.

An evaluate of the most important mental ways is given and the writer demonstrates how those might be utilized to social paintings perform.

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This non-verbal communication can increase the service-user’s levels of anxiety and make them think that they are socially unacceptable. If a social worker regulates his or her gaze so that the service-user does not feel threatened it is more likely that a positive professional relationship will develop. This may enable the service-user to feel empowered and capable of adjusting to meet social expectations. Earlier in the chapter it was mentioned that facial expression is particularly important in sending out signals about how we feel about someone.

The unfamiliar and the new may be perceived as a threat and our attitude is therefore less favourable. An example is seen with media personalities on television all the time. Some people enjoy a familiar face and feel comfortable with the same circumstances. There are of course other individuals who experience that their attitudes are affected by opposing factors, as they prefer what is not familiar! The general conclusion that can be made in this section of the chapter is that attitude formation is influenced by highly complex variables.

A. I feel fine! 3, an appropriate ‘adult’ question is asked: How do you feel today? Likewise an appropriate adult response is given: I feel fine! Berne would describe this transaction as ‘adult to adult’ appropriate interaction. The argument runs that if all of our transactions are characterised by appropriate ‘adult to adult’ interaction our communication will be high quality. Berne recognises that many transactions between individuals and groups are not characterised by positive communication methods.

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