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Labeling Theroy

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Jake enos

on 3 May 2012

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Transcript of Labeling Theroy

Labeling theory What is Labeling? Labeling: To be tagged, defined or discribed. Why is Labeling a problem? According to Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, the need for social acceptance comes before the need of "self actualization". This means that a person is more likely to do something to fit a role or title in a social situation, rather than acting for themselves. What can we do about it? This is a problem because when you give a person a title, you could be putting them in a place that he or she may not be comfortable. Labeling: to be tagged defined or discribed. Given an uncomfortable situation, a person would be more likely to make the decision to please others rather than themself (according to Maslow's Hierarchy). This may be a contributing factor to "peer pressure". We believe that the teenage years are vital to an individual's pursuit of self actualization, and judging, labeling, and stereotyping have a severe negative impact. In order to end stereotyping, we would have to change society as a whole. We obviously can't control what other people do or say. The one thing that we have complete control of is ourselves. So the only real way we can attempt to stop labeling is not to participate in it. A story of woe, judgment, and stereotypes Self Actualization: The process of establishing oneself as a whole person, able to develop one's abilities and to understand oneself. It's that simple. Hi mike.
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