I have been asked to create my own two case studies and state,explain and give concrete examples on how the following theories link to the case studies I have created myself.
- Social learning theory
These are my case studies and their settings:
Setting A: Primary school. This setting has a curriculum that involves the growth and development of language, literacy,maths etc. All children between the age of 5-11 will/should be attending primary school in the UK.
Setting B: Foster care is when those who are at harm and are deemed not suitable to live at home with parents are moved away to another location so they are cared for correctly. The age range for being deemed as being in foster care is from birth to the age of 18, but support can still be given upto the age of 25.
Service user A: Noah, a 8 year old boy (year 3-4 in primary school), was recently diagnosed with ASD (Autism spectrum disorder), dyslexia and dyscalculia. Meaning he struggles processing words,sentences and numbers. Following his struggles he has been facing, this has led him to be bullied. Bullied to the extent he had only a few friends and struggles with socialising and trusting his fellow peers. Since the bullying started, his parents have been monitoring it.
Service user B: Ellie, a 12 year old child, was recently placed in foster care after being removed from biological parents. She has been showing signs of mental health struggles. She was removed from parents and placed in foster care due to neglect and emotional abuse. Beside this she has received and is still receiving help from a fully trained and professional psychologist.
As well as me needing to talk about concept of their roles and conformity/majority and social roles.
But I need help. If any one has any idea of:
What ways do the client comply with the setting?
Are there any social roles to comply with?
Are there any examples of the clients conforming to the minority in each setting (in this case primary school and foster care)?
Are they using normative social influence (conforming/ going along with the majority just to fit in) or are they using informational social influence (conforming/going along with the majority to be correct)?