Temper Tantrums: Emotional Outbursts


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  • The Acculturation Model of Second Language Acquisition was formulated by John H. Schumann in order to determine factors involved in the second-language learning process. The acculturation model is an attempt to provide a social and psychological perspective on second-language acquisition. We shall get into the details of these social and psychological factors in awhile. Acculturation is one of the derivatives of the word acculturate, which means: to “assimilate or cause to assimilate a different culture, typically the dominant one.” Assimilate, that is, to be absorbed into a different culture or to be integrated to a different culture. In the context of our discussion, we are concerned with “the social and psychological integration of the learner with the target language (TL) group – that is the group that speaks the language a learner intends to learn. In the acculturation model of SLA, we are talking about the natural context of SLA, that is, learning the language without instruction and in the environment where it is spoken.
  • While there are many factors influencing second language acquisition, the acculturation model, as hinted in the awhile ago, is mainly concerned with the social factors and affective factors that may influence the success or failure in the acquisition of an L2.
  • Social Factors – refer to the relationship between two social groups who are in a contact situation, but who speak different languages. Social factors can either promote or inhibit contact between the two groups and thus affect the degree to which the 2LL group acculturates (integrates) which in turn affects the degree to which that group will acquire the target language.TARGT LANGAUGE GROUP – the group that speaks the language (target language) that the 2LL wishes to learn.
  • ENCLOSURE - If the two groups share these social constructs then enclosure said to be low, contact bet the two groups is enhanced and acquisition of the target language by the 2LL group is enhanced.
  • Temper Tantrums: Emotional Outbursts

    1. 1. Emotional Outburst: Temper Tantrums
    2. 2. Tantrum is defined as: emotional “explosions” designed to express extreme personal displeasure. A behavior usually associated with emotional distress. a behavior that attempts to manipulate others towards a desired end.
    3. 3. CAUSES OF TANTRUMS:  Emotional Maturity  Emotional Insecurity Unforgiveness Personality Stress Selfishness
    4. 4. • EMOTIONAL IMMATURITY. Adult tantrums can be due to emotional immaturity. - part of growing up is developing to skills to deal with disappointments.
    5. 5. By the end of the teen years the skills should be in place.
    6. 6.  EMOTIONAL INSECURITY. Emotional insecurity in adulthood can prompt tantrums. Emotional insecurity produces frustration with life. Little is needed in the way of additional frustration or disappointment to spark and emotional outburst.
    7. 7.  UNFORGIVENESS. Unforgiveness motivates adult tantrums because the person feels they are already the victims of injustice. The otherwise minor setbacks of the day can cause lingering feelings of being treated unjustly by others to transition into anger.
    8. 8.  PERSONALITY. Adult tantrums can be related to personality traits. The five factor model of personality includes a dimension labeled “neuroticism” that includes characteristics associated with tantrum-like acting out. High neuroticism could cause people to have a tendency towards emotional outbursts.
    9. 9. SSTRESS STRESS. Stress is the inability to manage the demands of two or more priorities in life or due to our inability to successfully resolve inconsistencies between two or more demands on us.
    10. 10. Stress has our emotional tanks already in a boiling state and little more is needed for stress to manifest in generalized anger.
    11. 11. SELFISHNESS • SELFISHNESS. A final possible cause of adult tantrums is selfishness. Children have tantrums because something or someone is preventing them from getting what they want.
    12. 12. Guidance and Counseling • Guidance and Counseling is provided in almost all schools, may it be tertiary, secondary or primary schools. • Seeking professional help is useful especially when tantrums severely affect your life.
    13. 13. Purposes of GUIDANCE (Carl Rogers) The individual who understands The individual himself and his will become world will more fully become a more functioning as a effective, more person. productive and happier human. The individual achieves greater awareness of who he is and who he can become. The purpose of most of the helping professions is to enhance personal development, the psychological growth a socialized maturity, of its clients.
    14. 14. Why learn about your brain‟s physiology? Once you realize that Learning how emotions are your brain largely an works is an automatic important function of the human aspect of brain, it is emotional much easier control. to learn how to begin controlling them. Personal growth and evolution is mostly a matter of exerting more control over our reflexes.
    15. 15. Automatic thoughts • In many instances our negative emotional responses are directly preceded by automatic thoughts. These automatic thoughts remain hidden for most people. Unless you train yourself to look for these thoughts, you will probably be unaware of them.
    16. 16. Identification  When we identify ourselves with our negative emotional states, it is difficult to control them. By identifying with our negative emotions, we open up the possibility (and likelihood) that we will become dominated by them. Emotional control is essentially a matter of disidentifying with or detaching ourselves from our negative emotions.
    17. 17. Emotional control techniques and therapies: Freeze-framing is a simple yet powerful technique for disengaging from negative emotions. When you freezeframe, you shift out of gear and into neutral. • Thought Field therapy enables you to access the deepest, most fundamental underlying cause of all negative emotions. Major debilitating emotions such as depression, anxiety and phobias can be quickly eliminated by correcting the problem at the fundamental level. • Idenics is a self-development technology which enables you to rid yourself of unwanted mental or emotional conditions. •
    18. 18. Freeze-framing • Freeze-framing is essentially a tool for handling stress. Most of us find ourselves automatically slipping into various emotional responses when we are under pressure, and in doing so, we loose our ability to keep a levelheaded perspective. When we freeze-frame, we shift ourselves into neutral; we maintain a high level of clarity and insight even when we are in the middle of the stressful moment.
    19. 19. Thought Field Therapy • Dr. Roger Callahan has pioneered a remarkable form of psychotherapy called "Thought Field Therapy™." Originally Dr. Callahan had developed thought field therapy to help his clients eliminate their fears and phobias.
    20. 20. • The implications of thought field therapy are profound. We still have not acquired the knack of eliminating to any significant degree, the negativity in our lives. We still manage to get ourselves tangled up in problems and negativities which have the potential to more or less destroy our lives. And the realistic, yet sad, fact is that most of it is completely unnecessary. Humans have got to reach a point in their development where such things as depression, anxiety, addictions, obsessions, etc., are laughable absurdities.
    21. 21. Idenics • The basic working idea behind Idenics is that we tend to get stuck in various unwanted mental or emotional conditions; we automatically slip into certain perspectives and response patterns which at one time may have been quite useful, but now cause us trouble, limit us or hold us back. The problem is not so much the perspective itself as the fact that we seem to be stuck in it and unable to see beyond it.
    22. 22. • It offered a set of alternative viewpoints with respect to coping with deeper „unwanted conditions. • Provides a functional methodology for value enhancement and clarification.
    23. 23. References • Villar, I. (2007). Implementing a Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program in the Philippines. Philippines: Aligned Transformations Publications. • http://healing.about.com/od/emotion/a/vali datefeeling.htm • http://www.helium.com/items/1753700-adulttemper-tantrums • http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl12.shtml