The relationship between social factors and intergenerational poverty

TQE is to deepen your understanding of the relationship between social factors and intergenerational poverty. In Nickle and Dimed (Chapter 1), Ehrenreich discusses the challenges of being a working poor person in the food industry. Using examples of this chapter and your textbook, answer ONE of the following questions:
• Nickel and Dimed takes place in 1998-2000, a time of unprecedented prosperity in America. Do you think Ehrenreich’s experience would be different in today’s pandemic economy? How so? Consider for example how the lives of service workers have changed as a result of the pandemic.
• What were some of the greatest threats that low-wage workers face in order to stay out of poverty? Does a society have a responsibility to address those threats? Why or why not?
• Ehrenreich is single, White, and middle class. She asserts that her experience would have been radically different had she been a person of color or a single parent. Using the theory of intersectionality, explain how so?
• How do booming national and international chains—restaurants, hotels, retail outlets, cleaning services, and elder-care facilities—affect the treatment and aspirations of low-wage workers? Consider how market competition and the push for profits drive the nickel-and-diming of America’s lowest-paid.

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Relationship between your companies and their respective employees

What is the relationship between your companies and their respective employees and investors? How do these relationships affect financial performance?
Are there any issues outstanding for your companies? How do these issues affect the overall financial viability of your companies?
Compare and contrast your two companies using the financial statements for the two firms and the accumulated data.
Justify if you were going to make an investment in one of the two companies, which one would you select? Why?

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“The Relationships Among Theory, Research, and Practice”

Use “The Relationships Among Theory, Research, and Practice” text and Figure 5-1.
Then. refer to the specific text: “…practicing nurses focus on unique individuals,
researchers focus on systematically collecting knowledge about samples and
populations, and theorists focus on abstract and general concepts and their
interrelationships. Understanding the different perspectives of each of these groups in
knowledge building shows their activities to be complementary.”

  1. How can nurses better understand these different perspectives?
  2. How can nurses make the different perspectives “complementary”?
  3. How can nurses use the principles of diffusion of innovations
    (Chap. 1) to better understand the different perspectives of the
    activities in knowledge building for themselves?
  4. How can nurses use the principles of diffusion of innovations to
    help colleagues better understand the different perspectives?

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Personality and relationships

Thinking about the personality theories that you learned in this course, define two personality theories that resonate with you most. Which two theories do you feel connected to? Using the course textbook and other resources, define and conceptualize both theories. What is the definition of each theory? What are the concepts that each theory uses to define the development of personality?
Choose two personality assessments that you have completed over this course related to the two theories of personality that you chose in Step 1 above (e.g., the Big Five, Myers-Briggs, another from Test Yourself!, etc. ). You may also use other questionnaires that are in the course textbook that were not used as a part of the discussions and assignments. Write about the results of your assessment and how it defines your personality. Provide real-life examples of how the results relate to your personality. Do you think the results are an accurate depiction of your personality? Why or why not?
Connecting the pieces: Why did you choose the specific personality theories and personality scales? Why do you think the theories and scales resonate with you most? What have you learned about your personality? Based on what you have learned over the course of the semester and about your specific personality, what can you do to help attribute to positive growth within yourself? Provide examples of what you can do to personally grow.

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SOCIETY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Modern writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Kate Chopin and contemporary writer Zadie Smith were reacting to an increasingly complex and changing world; there was a sense that “innovative ideas needed to be expressed in new ways,” and often their stories were told in “…very gritty or realistic ways” (Kirszner & Mandell 126-127). How do Hemingway, Smith, and Chopin’s essays show us a changing world? Hint: what are the “new things” they write about, or what is being communicated in a very “gritty, realistic way”? What kinds of changes are they suggesting?

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The types of family dynamics

  1. What are some of the types of family dynamics that may predispose a person to antisocial personality disorder?
  2. Describe the similarities and differences between narcissistic and borderline personality disorders.
  3. What are some adult manifestations of childhood sexual abuse? (evidence that an adult was sexually abused as a child)
  4. What is the most common reason that women give for staying in an abusive relationship?
  5. Describe the phenomenon of bereavement overload.
  6. What type of maladaptive response to loss occurs when an individual becomes fixed in the anger stage of grief? What clinical disorder is associated with this occurrence?
  7. Name some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  8. Name some positive and negative aspects associated with the military lifestyle.
  9. According to Erikson, what happens when the adolescent does not master the tasks of identity versus role confusion?
  10. As described by Freud, which part of the personality is developed as the child internalizes the values and morals set forth by primary caregivers?

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