1 Undergraduate Studies ePortfolio Shina Joseph Psychology, 2011
Personal Statement It is with great pleasure to introduce myself. My name is Shina Joseph; I previously obtained my undergraduate degree in criminal justice at Kaplan University. Currently, I’m completing my education at Argosy University in the field of psychology, emphasis in the area of substance abuse. I plan on pursuing a degree in education emphasis on teaching and learning. My ultimate goal is to obtain an academic position at the same university where I presently work. Insert your Personal Statement telling the reader about who you are, where you have come from, and what your immediate and long-term career goals are, etc. Can include photo, video, or audio to personalize you portfolio
Resume Shina Joseph firstname.lastname@example.org Objective: To obtain a degree in education emphasis on teaching and learning Education: 08/2009-04/2011 Psychology/ Substance Abuse 07/2006-01/2008 Criminal Justice Work Experience: 06/09-present AI-Miami International University Miami, FL Financial Aid Officer 06/05-05/08 Kaplan University Fort Lauderdale, FL Financial Aid Officer Skills Strong communication and Customer service skills. Have ability to work individually as well as part of a team . Self-motivated with the ability to provide results and initiative. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 9x-2000-XP-Vista, Adobe Acrobat/Photo Shop skills. References upon request.
Reflection As a former criminal justice student, and a returned college student, I found Argosy’s psychology program to be informative, interesting, fast pace, and challenging. The program helped me to discover and acknowledge my strength, determination, compassion and consistence. The psychology program introduced me to theories, psychology cases, APA, and the realization that there is no absolute in psychology. Although I found several professors are tough to work with, it did not affect my ability to overcome challenges or adjust to online classes. My professors, classmates, and admission advisor helped me to make my transition back to college less complicated. The Online classes made it possible to have open and honest discussion on the discussion board, and it allowed the professors and students to get to know and understand each other on a different level. I found having instructors who also worked in the field of psychology plus in learning process, because it made classes more interesting, and the discussion topics real and open for questions and answers. I enjoyed my psychology undergraduate classes experience for many reasons. One of the main reasons is my teachers and classmates. Also, the skills I have developed and acquired, and the knowledge I gained. I am better prepared to enter graduate school at Argosy University to pursuing the Master of Arts in Education in Higher & Postsecondary Education on June 30th, 2011.
Table of Contents Eating Disorders Definition Types of eating disorders The cause of eating disorder Case study on eating disorder Conclusion
Literature review What is Eating Disorders? It is a diet that never ends which is taken to the extreme. It is a negative thoughts and feelings about body weight and food and eating habits that disrupt normal body function and daily activity.
Literature review Two Types of Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa People that have a real fear of weight gain and a distorted view of their body size and shape. As a result, they can't maintain a normal body weight (Tylka, 2004). Bulimia Nervosa People that restrict their food intake by dieting, fasting, or excessive exercise (Tylka, 2004). They hardly eat at all and the small amount of food they do eat becomes an obsession.
Literature review What Causes Eating Disorder Weight concerns Physical appearance Societal norms link beauty, success, and happiness Peer Pressure Weight and body shape play a role in most eating disorders; therefore, weight concerns influence the development of eating disorder (Shisslak, Crago, Neal & Swain, 1987). Societal norms link beauty, success, and happiness to a thin body shape produce pressure to maintain a slender physique that can lead to the development of excessive dieting and other unhealthy weight regulation practices (Killen et, al., 1996).
Literature review Case Study on Eating Disorders Study Those that are concerned how they look to others and those who perceive the thin-ideal societal stereotyped were tested. (Tylka, 2004) Result those that are concerned how they look to others have less regards for their bodies, they are not likely to use weight control techniques that are harmful to attempt to lose weight. Those with high level of body dissatisfaction due to society norms are more likely to use harmful weight control techniques. (Tylka, 2009)
Literature review Conclusion Weight concerns influence the development of eating disorder. Additional research need to be done better understand the link between body dissatisfaction and eating disorder. Those who think of their bodies as object by focusing on their outer appearance rather than internal experiences are more likely to use drastic and harmful weight control techniques (Tylka, 2004). Therefore, body dissatisfaction repeatedly has been shown to be a strong disorder across studies. To better understand the link between body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptomatology, additional research need to be done.
Literature review References Shisslak, C. M., Crago, M., Neal, M. E., & Swain, B. (1987). Primary prevention of eating disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55(5), 660-667. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/614374025?accountid=34899 Killen, J. D., Taylor, C. B., Hayward, C., Haydel, K. F., Wilson, D. M., Hammer, L., . . . . (1996). Weight concerns influence the development of eating disorders: A 4-year prospective study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64(5), 936-940. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/614317417?accountid=34899 Tylka, T. L. (2004). The relation between body dissatisfaction and eating disorder ymptomatology: An analysis of moderating variables. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51(2), 178-191. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/614462345?accountid=34899
My Future in Learning Learning is a lifelong process. My goal is to continue my journey by pursuing a Doctorate degree. It is necessary to continue learning due to the rapidity and constancy of change in society and occupational obsolescence. To stay up to date with society it is necessary to use resources that are available such as free literatures, books, magazines that are available to the public.
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