Chapter 9 HUS 1101 HW: Chapter Discussion Questions On Well-Being2

1. The human services code of ethics initiates, guides and promotes a clinical arena for professional and client well-being by setting rules and limititations that are applicable to best assist the client.

2. The human services professional responsibility to clients promotes well-being because they don’t just recognize situations. They evaluate by assessing all views, generate possible decisions, weighing all possible consequences. with awareness and understanding skills.

3. The human services professional responsibilities to the community and society promote well-being by modifying interventions so that they are appropriate and effective with different diversities, whether it be through mediation or counseling etc…. help is provided.

4. The human services professionals responsibilities to colleagues promote well-being for the client through networking.Colleagues share information with each other that might be more suitable for the client that they are assisting at that present point and time.Delivering more resources and “man Power” to get the job done.

5. The human services professionals responsibilities to the profession promote Well-being to the clients, simply because it sets the grounds for commitment to respect the a clients rights, while providing care, help and assistance in the clients area of difficulty.

6. The human services professionals responsibilities to the employers promote Well-being to the clients, because they have to ensure that their job is done to the best of their abilities. Reason being why they were employed in the first place, that they meet the job requirements and have the knowledge and the skill to perform.

7.The human services professionals responsibility to self promote Well-being to the clients because they work with a sense of value and commitment.doing all that can be done to help those in need, doing somethings that might not even be ethical to the field but the best for their client. self gratifying!!!.

8. The human services professionals responsibilities to educators promote Well-being to the clients because they are guided by principle to either inform or become informed.

Happiness Archive #3: summary/response to Lyubomirsky article

In Psychology Today’s article “How To Buy Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky, she writes about the association of money to happiness. She goes ahead to describe the difference between the experiences and the material things bought with money. She also tells about how spending money on others can result in sustaining ones well being and when spending money, it should be on “need-satisfying goals.

After reading the article I was convinced by the writer’s compelling points of buying happiness. Although money can’t buy happiness it can buy experiences that will leave a longer lasting impression in our memories. Making it possible to revisit at any point and time. Also when buying an experience it may bring us closer to others. A simple movie date with a loved one, can provide happiness that you both can share. Wherein the material things that we may spend allot of money on, such as, cars,jewelry, tech devices and gadgets don’t last forever. After awhile they become invalid and useless ending the temporary happiness that was created when the items were bought.

Possessions are more likely to be compared. giving us a sense of insecurities when someone comes with newest modeled car, or new version gadget. When we compare ourselves to others we are less happy. We might feel insufficient, bringing all types of self doubt; thus, not being happy.

We can also have a great deal of happiness when we spend our money on something to better ourselves, grow; Such as an education. I spend money coming to and from school, on books, on copies, on clothes, etc…. but there is a bigger picture. The fact that the money being spent is to further myself, it adds to my well being. My Bachelors degree will be very self satisfying. It will contribute to my happiness. Giving me the ability to be a better person , by helping others. Whether it be with my career or just being a strong, proud,African American, single mother. I will have something to show and prove to my children. So yes, I’m buying my happiness through experience. that I will someday share with my children, my clients or maybe even someday, THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!


Happiness Archive #2: summary/response to “How to buy Happiness”

The importance of how we use our money can contribute to our happiness opposed to how much of it we have. In the article the author starts by introducing the idea of discovering a $1 million under our mattress, and the contemplation on what would be done with the money. The mere fact that the first thing that would come to mind would be ” what that money can do for US?” is a sign that money can bring out the selfish side. Thinking about all the material things to purchase often fails to give us complete satisfaction, “HAPPINESS”. Wherein changing how we spend the money can leave a more lasting affect of happiness. Research shows that “homeowners were no happier than renters on average”. Before reading this article, this would have been something I’d disagree with, but the points shown has given me a new perspective.

We spend most of our time working so hard to live “comfortably” or “lavishly” that we in fact forget to actually “LIVE”. Saving up with no social life isn’t such a good idea because there is an importance of social contact for improving our well being. Studies also show that there is more happiness in the experience than in the material things. the value of experience tends to grow with our memories of them. Experiences come with more benefit because, more than likely we tend to do them with others. Connecting both the experience with the socializing wherein measuring to a more fulfillment of happiness.

Another way is in fact doing for others. Experiments show that doing for others can also result in your own happiness. Actually combining the experience and giving can increase happiness. The experiment with the gift cards showed that people were more happy with the idea of giving and partaking at the same time, which made it a shared experience. So switching spending to the experience can leave a longer lasting valued affect!!!

My introduction

Hello everyone,

Im Arlene Adams and I am a 26 yr old freshman, majoring in Human Services. I can be very sociable at times and other times I can be the exact opposite. Which is very intriguing to myself as well. I know I have a purpose in life and that is to help others. So somewhere in these next few years of college I plan on learning things about myself that will allow me to better assist others. I find it so ironic that the people who offers help are mainly the ones who need it.” that’s me, all the way!”. I want to be the voice of reason for someone.

I’m a single mother to two beautiful girls ages 8 and 6. a very trying and challenging, job in itself. I plan on starting an organization that targets that demographic, of young single mothers. There is just so much that I want to do and I’m just happy that I’ve made the first step, which is attending college. Each day is a challenge for me but I know that it will all be worth it!