Tutor profile: Vicknaeshwari M.
What misconceptions do people have about those with mental health conditions and how can this be addressed? Provide an example.
It is often assumed that people with mental health conditions can easily be distinguished from those without any conditions and that people with these conditions are a threat to society. Research suggests that those with depression are often unnoticed as they suffer bouts of depression silently and do not manifest any symptoms. The stigma associated with mental health prevents people from speaking up and seeking help when they exhibit symptoms (Bharadwaj, Pai, & Suziedelyte, 2017; Corrigan et al., 2014). This can be addressed by creating awareness on the range of mental health conditions, their treatment and effective management in the community. This will pave the way to clarify misconceptions on those with mental health conditions. References: Bharadwaj, P., Pai, M. M., & Suziedelyte, A. (2017). Mental health stigma. Economics Letters, 159, 57-60. Corrigan, P. W., Mittal, D., Reaves, C. M., Haynes, T. F., Han, X., Morris, S., & Sullivan, G. (2014). Mental health stigma and primary health care decisions. Psychiatry research, 218(1-2), 35-38.
Subject: Public Policy
Students are choosing not to pursue higher educations so as not to be saddled with college loans post graduation. Present evidence to lend support to this choice.
The current trends in employment suggest an upward swing for skilled workforce. Germany has redefined what this means - to include apprenticeships in chosen professions. On the job learning enables apprentices to easily be converted into full time workers without the need for book based learning. Experiential learning is increasingly gaining traction and recognition in the workforce. As such, students are choosing to go into apprenticeships where they get paid to learn, a preferred option to the alternative of getting a degree/ diploma and having to service a loan post graduation,
What influences human behaviors, attitudes and perceptions? Provide an example to support your statement.
Societal and cultural norms as well as media and biology influences human behaviors, attitudes and perceptions. Media portrayals of crime occurring in poorly lit alleyways have led to associating darkness with crime and being unsafe. Participants in a virtual reality experiment exhibited this perception with their behaviour when they were presented with images of a path and a road in two conditions: daylight and night time. Their heightened emotional states of arousal (fear) when presented with the night images suggested that they perceived darkness as unsafe and dangerous (Houtkamp & Toet, 2012). References: Houtkamp, J. M., & Toet, A. (2012). Who's afraid of Virtual Darkness-Affective Appraisal of Night-time Virtual Environments (pp. 508-515).
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