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Situational crisis

Uncommon and extraordinary event that a person has no way of forecasting or controlling.

(ie sexual assault)


Psychoanalytic feminism

Women’s way of acting are rooted deeply in women’s way of thinking. Differences may be biological but there’s are influenced by cultural and psychosocial conditions.


Gender feminists

Values or separateness (men) and connectedness (women) lead to different morality for women.

Ethic care, not ethic justice.


Social identity theory:


Learn distinct ideologies and belief system of their own social groups.

Believe our group is normal, makes sense, is better.


Social identity theory:


Become aware of the harmful effect of acting on social differences.

May feel anger at our own group.


Social identity theory:


Creating a new social identity that preserves our pride in our origins while perceiving differences with others as positive representations of diversity.

Broaden our definition of our heritage.


Social identity theory:


Final stage of social identity development.

We feel comfortable with our revised identity and are able to incorporate it into all aspects of our life.


Object relations theory

All people naturally seek relationships with other people.

Based on early experiences of separation from and connection with our primary care givers


Psychosocial development stages

1) infancy - trust v mistrust
2) early childhood - autonomy v shame
3) play age - initiative v guilt
4) school age - industry v inferiority
5) adolescence - identity v identity diffusion
6) young adult - intimacy v isolation
7) adulthood - generatively v self absorbed
8) mature age - integrity v disgust