Adaptive Relations

Relationships

A relationship is the interpersonal connection between one or more individuals and on a macro level it is the connection shared between nations, cultures, or associations. A Relationship is profoundly interconnected to mankind’s social adaptation and interaction with other humans. A relationship can be positive full of passions, closeness, happiness, and exchanges of ideals and concepts toward accomplishment and deep level of understanding of each other. A relationship can be negative. A negative relationship can be born of distrust, mis-education, misrepresentation, criminal, or deceitful behavior. Negative relations bore hostilities and poor thinking. An adaptation is the ability to adjust to new environmental factors (people, place, things,) that can bring upon stress, discomfort, ease, or peacefulness.

Acculturation

Acculturation is a combination of two or more cultures balancing and adapting to a dominating culture through the development of psychological, social, and cultural change. Through Acculturation a person’s small culture will adapt and adopt to the dominant culture’s traits, costumes, and environment. As the individuals adapt they still retain their original customs, rituals, values, and traditions. Acculturation speaks to a change in religious practices, social standings, institutions, or health care. It also seeks a change in eating habits, language, and way one dresses. An individual will accumulate quicker in adapting to the host culture or dominant culture that they reside within. They will find it easier to adjust to cultures, create relationships with host nation citizens, cultural and social norms in dress, appearance, attitudes, and language. A large group or subculture that resides within a host culture may take significantly longer to adjust and adapt to attitudes, dress, language, and costumes.  Through a group’s transition in adapting and balancing its culture with the higher culture may take several generations to fully fulfill.

Assimilation

Assimilation is the concept of minority, individual or group that entwines and merges culturally, or politically, socially into a dominant culture. The concept of assimilation is often referred to in the immigration process. Whereas the new interred immigrant goes through a transition of adaptation into the new culture through a gradual modification. Both an individual and a group that is undergoing the transition to the new culture begin to identify with new attitudes, thoughts, adjustments in thinking and world views, customs and courtesy as they interact socially with individuals, associations, and the environment. The group or an individual may feel compelled to assimilate to the new culture as a form of obligation or to reduce the chances of being singled out. In addition, a person or group may feel a sense of overwhelming pride to become new members of their host culture that they may immerse themselves into their culture fully. An example of this could be a U.S. Soldier marries a national while stationed in Germany. Upon their return to the U.S. His wife applies for full citizenship and upon being granted and recognized as an American, full of pride, she refuses to allow her German friends to speak German in her home and insist upon as English as her native language (N., 2013).

Accommodation

Accommodations can be seen in two segments 1:  A cultural accommodation where the host culture and the merging culture demonstrate the ability to educate themselves about the other in the spirit of learning and understanding of each culture. 2: Accommodation can be seen in the workforce for subgroups such as the disable. This occurs when special reasonable accommodations can be requested by the employee to the employer for devices, scheduling, hours, or duties that can assist the employee in being a valued team member to an organization. The Americans with Disabilities Act addresses target areas in which accommodations may be required. Modification to the hiring process to ensure a person with disability is given the opportunity for consideration. Adjustment to the work environment can be offered to assure central components of an employee’s job are accomplished. Modifications that aid in equal benefits for all staff members. However limitations do exist in providing accommodations. Employees can be denied accommodations if it brings about a burden or interruption to the functionality of the business or its operation that stipend it or disrupt it (Job Accommodations | U.S. Department of Labor, n.d.).

Rejection

Rejection of a subculture into a host culture can be seen on various levels and demographic. This can be referred to in a few different manners.  Counterculture, a term deemed in the e1960 express ideals, views, costumes, values, or ethics that go against mainstream cultures and what is considered socially normal or acceptable. An example of this would be in the later part of the 1900s a person’s sexual orientation was considered not within the social norms at the time was often rejected and or discriminated against. In the current state laws have been in place to protects ones identity/ orientation and the public has received education on the subject matter. Another example of this would be a subculture that was polar opposite to each other thus causing a rejection of integration of both cultures.

Marginality

Is the concept of two cultures that fail to fully integrate and build a balance between both the subculture and the host culture.  Marginality can lead to various outcomes such as loneliness, self-isolations or separation, internal distress, and alienation.  Often Marginality develops into internal struggles between the one or the groups senses of identity and the host culture’s identity. A person or group may feel pressure to adapt to the host cultures social norms vs the subculture noting negatively a rejection in traditional cultural values in favor the mainstream culture (Cultural Marginality: Exploration of Self-Esteem and Cross Cultural Adaptation of the Marginalized Individual: An investigation of the second generation Hare Krishnas, n.d.).

Reference

Cultural Marginality: Exploration of Self-Esteem and Cross Cultural Adaptation of the Marginalized Individual: An investigation of the second generation Hare Krishnas. (n.d.). Retrieved June 7, 2020, from https://www.immi.se/intercultural/nr14/horback.htm

Job Accommodations | U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). Retrieved June 7, 2020, from https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability/jobaccommodations

N., P. M. S. (2013, April 13). What is SOCIAL ASSIMILATION? definition of SOCIAL ASSIMILATION (Psychology Dictionary). Psychology Dictionary. https://psychologydictionary.org/social-assimilation/

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Hi, and thank you for joining me on my new site. Here I want to take time to discuss different aspects of Mental Health that I have observed over the last 17 years. I wanted to use this blog as an opportunity to discuss research, personal experience, and though the comment section have you the reader share your personal experience with mental health either yours or in a support role for your loved ones. Here on this form I will be targeting topic such as personality disorders, Autism, addiction, and other such aspect that effect many of us throughout the course of our lives. It is my hope through sharing information we can learn from each other.

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