”A Child Called It”
The following post has three assignments namely;
1.”A Child Called It”
Read A Child Called It and address the following questions.
1. Why didn’t anyone intervene to help Dave as a child? Could the bystander effect been to blame?
2. Define psychological abuse and provide evidence and examples of each in Dave’s life.
3. What explanations might psychologists provide for why Dave was abused? Do a little research to learn about what causes child abuse to occur. Explain the cause of child abuse according to the theory you read and give your opinion as to whether that cause could potentially be the reason for Dave’s abuse.
2.Theories of motivation
In your view, which theory or combination of theories best explains motivation: drive-reduction theory, arousal theory, or Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Which theory do you find least convincing? Support your answers.