Author: Chris Hyland MSW
I found the mindfulness practice assignment to be extremely relaxing. At first it was hard for me to keep my mind off of the final, but eventually I was able to only focus on my breathing. I plan on using the practice of mindfulness multiple times a week as a way to give my mind a break from work and school.
The main thing that I am taking away from this class is the importance of early child development and how it effects later development. The second thing that I will take away from this class is the importance of authoritative parenting style and the impact positive interaction has on a child’s development.
Two changes that I made to my website was changing up the theme of the background and adding an “about me” page, which was recommended during the peer review.
Stress, physical health, and mental health are important aspects of maintaining well-being. According to Broderick and Blewitt (p. 475, 2010) there are psychological resilience factors, attitudes, and behaviors that can contribute to well-being during stress. One of these factors is physical exercise, which increases mood, self-esteem, and cognition. Another factor of maintaining well-being during stress is practicing active coping skills that are used to seek solutions and help manage emotions. Subjective well-being is an individuals experience of life satisfaction within all domains of life (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010), and learning efficient coping skills to enhance resilience, and maintaining adequate physical health will promote well-being and healthy ways of managing stress.
One example in my own thinking of multiplicity was when I was younger, before college, I believed that there is a God and that the people that did not believe in a God or believed in a God other than the God I believed in was wrong.
An example of multiplicity in my own thinking occurred when I first learned about the big bang theory. I learned the scientific theory that the universe was developed by a big bang. Before that, I had been told that God created the earth and the universe. This conflicted with what I believed in.
An example in my own thinking that reflected relativism occurred while talking to a friend about politics. My friend, who associated with the opposite party I associate with, was trying to make his case about police violence and african americans. We clearly had differing opinions but i was able to respect his opinion, while still believing what I believed was right.
In the text Broderick(2015) states that when young adults begin to lose their protection and are faced with taking responsibility for their own decisions it helps develop their thinking.
Broderick (2015) states that another marker of events that may help young adults develop into their current levels of thinking is higher education.