Models of Development – Individual and Holistic

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Integrative and Holistic Models of Development

Psychology focuses on predicting human behavior and explaining it. Sociology focuses on the relationship of individuals in a social economy. Human development examines stages of behavior. Isolating all of these concepts provides us with a picture of what could be but never allows for the whole. Our need to review the complementarities of these disciplines, drawing from all resources to create an explanation of human interaction and possibility, grows as we become more global and universal. We are enriched through understanding not only the specific disciplines but the interactions among them creating opportunities for the emergence of new data as well.

Based on your research for your PowerPoint, the interaction on a local level with your community, and the program investigation, how does an integrative model of relational development refine and expand the need for resolving the issue you have researched? Incorporate ideas from the article Holistic Human Development to explain the integration of theories that support a concept of development that encourages holism. Integrate the concepts from The Holistic-Interactionistic Paradigm: Some Directions for Empirical Developmental Research to examine how the research you have begun on the topic of your choice, can be impacted through integrating a perspective of holism within the interpretation of relationships. In this context, consider leadership and advocacy and the approaches needed to work with individuals from a variety of worldviews.

Spirituality and Wellness in Holistic Approaches

Read The Holistic Flow Model of Spiritual Wellness for this discussion. This model of wellness incorporates and focuses specifically on the spirituality of the individual and its contribution to personal development. Through the historical development of the role of spirituality in healthy development, models of spirituality have been incorporated in treating individuals as well as, for our purposes, in researching the components of individual well-being. Although our focus does not include clinical approaches in human studies, we will be working with individuals who may provide clinical resources for individuals in the community. Incorporating an understanding of their viewpoints and how they are utilizing holistic treatment for individuals is critical for our ability to work collaboratively with them. Utilizing all dimensions of development for individuals of different cultures, including spirituality and wellness, will allow us to cater to their needs and thus move us toward greater anthropological insight into their world as we collaborate with professionals to develop advocacy for them from other disciplines.

How has research utilized spiritual and holistic topics for directing our focus in understanding social and behavioral services for clients? In what ways does incorporating wellness and spirituality in your particular topic of interest impact the local community? Discuss their incorporation of these dimensions within the developed program.