Candy JaureguiCzuchryPYSC 272January 23, 2018Research Journal:First Entries1) I wonder whygender roles are so enforced within our society, and can they be helpful orharmful? An argument support gender roles could be because of our primitivehistory, they establish identity, and they could help overall society.
Examplesagainst could include that they could give people offensive stereotypes, andgive them unrealistic expectations. Gender roles could exist because of ournature. “Men are biologically stronger, which makes themfeel like protectors. Women are the child-bearers, so they will forever havethe caregiving maternal instinct.”Gender roles can also establish a person’s identity and sense of self. They canalso give young boys and girls unrealistic expectations, and harm individuals with Conditions Resulting From genetic or hormonal Influences, chromosomalabnormalities, Hermaphroditism, or transgender.
2) According tothe APA, one third of our college students have depression and more than halffeel overwhelming anxiety. What could be the main cause of this mentalinstability while in college? Students face different challenges, anxieties andpressure within their peers. They could still be adjusting the transition betweenhigh school and college, which can include new and difficult school work. Evenfinancial hardships could be a source of stress on a young college student. Thiscan be a serious issue considering it could affect a student’s academicperformance. 3) What type oftherapy can be most effective in treating adolescents with an anxiety disorder? Cognitive behavioraltherapy, group therapy, or psychoanalytic therapy.
According to Calm Clinic,the best therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy. It has been thoroughly researched and proveneffective in numerous clinical trials. Thismethod can also be the most successful because the cognitive portion examineshow thoughts can contribute to anxiety and the behavioral portion can examinereactions to stimuli. 4) Does knowing aforeign language really produce cognitive benefits? Accordingto a study from the Pennsylvania State University, this skill makes individualsgood multitaskers. Some studies also show that one’s memory can improve, and a study from Spain’sUniversity of Pompeu Fabra came to the conclusion that people who are bilingualor trilingual etc. are better at observing what is around them.
According theAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, multilingualism canbenefit a student with increase test scores, higher academic achievement,higher reading abilities, and even higher SAT and ACT test scores. There hasbeen evidence showing a correlation between multilingualism and intelligence. 5) Whatare the most prominent psychological effects of sexual abuse? Could it beanger, anxiety, depression, dissociation, sexual dysfunction, or substanceabuse. According to the Joyful Heart Foundation, the most common mental effectsare post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicidal thoughts, anddissociation. Some other emotional effects could be anger, disorientation,fear, guilt, and helplessness.