1. In order to better understand the existential view of knowing other people, describe in three different ways someone with whom you have a close relationship. First, give an objective description of the other person, indicating as accurately as possible his or her age, appearance, background, and occupation, and providing other important information. Second, give a subjective description of how you feel about the individual. Express what your thoughts and emotions are when you are in the other’s presence and how you feel when you are apart. Third, write the story of your relationship with the other person. Tell how you met, what you have said to each other at various times, and some of the things you have done together. When you are finished, compare the different descriptions. Which one best conveys a real sense of that individual and your relationship? Which do you think is most consistent with the existential posture?
2. To understand May’s concept of powerlessness on a societal level, it’s helpful to think about how powerlessness impacts your own life. Recall a time when you felt powerless. Perhaps such a feeling was prompted by a divorce or a death in the family, or by something of less obvious significance, such as getting into a fight with an older sibling or being picked on at school. How did being powerless make you feel: angry, hostile, humiliated, defensive, anxious, depressed, withdrawn? Write down any emotion that seemed tied to the condition of your powerlessness. Then with this personal instance fresh in mind, try to think about the implications of powerlessness in society as a whole. Do you agree with May’s thesis? If so, how? If not, why?
3. Describe your experiences with social media. Do the research findings on personality and the use of social media accurately reflect your experience? How can we creatively and constructively use social media to work together to develop a good society?
Maslow proposed that there is a hierarchy of needs that we need to meet in order to reach our full potential. The needs he outlined, starting with the strongest and most basic, are as follows: physiological, safety, belonging and love, self-esteem, and self-actualization. At what level on Maslow’s hierarchy would you position yourself? Assess which of your needs have been met thus far in your life. Review Figure 13.1 and the discussion of each need. If there’s a need that has not been adequately met, how is it impacting your life? Consider your friends and what they have told you. Can you detect needs in their lives that have not been adequately met?
Rogers focused on the way in which the opinions of others impede or facilitate self-actualization. He stressed the importance of positive regard—being loved and accepted for who one is. Rogers distinguished between unconditional and conditional positive regard. Regard is unconditional when parents communicate to a child that the child’s behavior is bad, not the child. Regard is conditional when parents tend to communicate that the child is a bad person. Think back to your childhood. How did your parents scold you when you did something wrong? Did they tell you that you were bad or that your behavior was bad? Informally poll your friends and family about their parents’ scolding styles. Are there any discernible trends in child rearing that you can detect, such as by generation, gender, or class? Explain your feelings.
3. Here are a few happiness exercises suggested by Martin Seligman to help people increase their happiness: Write a gratitude letter in which you thank someone you never properly thanked before. Meet with the person and read your letter aloud. At the end of each day, count your blessings and write them down. Keep a flow diary in which you keep track of activities in which you experience flow. Take a half an hour, without interruption, to focus on your own pleasure. Perhaps take a walk in the woods or a
- Second set of questions
- Initial posts must be a minimum of 500 words A minimum of one APA 7 in-text citation APA 7 source/reference citation at the bottom of the postAfter reading Modules 70-78, discuss the following:Explain how attitudes are learned and influence behaviors. Support your answer
- Third set of questions After reading Modules 70-78, develop an essay on the following:Compare and contrast scientific management (Theory X), human relations (Theory Y), and transformational approaches to leadership. Support your answer.Use the text as your guide. Your assignment must be at least 700-1000 words and must include at least three (3) in-text citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings, so your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow APA 7 Student Essay formatting guidelines. The title page and references page do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment.