Assignment: Cross-Cultural Psychology
magine you are a consultant for an organization, and they would like you to work on developing their core values. The organization would like their core values to reflect key attributes of their culture.
Select an organization, such as a company, community group, or nonprofit organization.
Create a 10- to 12- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing cultural, research-based models and how they help clarify the organizations core values w/Speaker Notes
Include at least three credible, peer-reviewed references.
Format the citations in your presentation consistent with APA guidelines
Figure 11 Postpartum Blues and Postpartum Depression Among U.S. Women. Some health professionals refer to the postpartum period as the fourth trimester. Though the
time span of the postpartum period does not necessarily cover three months, the term fourth
trimester suggests continuity and emphasizes the importance of the first several months after
birth for the mother.
However, some women develop postpartum depression, which involves a major depressive episode that typically occurs about four weeks after delivery (Brummelte & Galea, 2016). In other words, women with postpartum depression have such strong feelings of sadness, anxiety, or despair that Page 72 for at least a two-week period they
have trouble coping with their daily tasks. Without treatment, postpartum depression
may become worse and last for many months (Di Florio & others, 2014). And many women with postpartum depression dont seek help. For example, one study found that 15 percent of the women reported postpartum depression symptoms but less than half sought help (McGarry & others, 2009). Estimates indicate that 10 to 14 percent of new mothers experience postpartum depression.
The postpartum period is a time of
considerable adjustment and adaptation for both the mother and the father. Fathers can provide an
important support system for mothers, especially in helping mothers care for young infants. What kinds
of tasks might the father of a newborn do to support the mother?© Howard Grey/Getty Images RF
A recent research review identified the following risk factors for developing postpartum depression: a history of depression, depression and anxiety during pregnancy, neuroticism, low self-esteem, postpartum blues, poor marital relationship, and a low level of social support (OHara & McCabe, 2013). Also, in this research review, a number of perinatal-related stressors such as perinatal complications, infant health and temperament, and type of delivery (cesarean section, for example) were found to be potential risk factors for postpartum depression. A subset of women likely develop postpartum depression in the context of hormonal changes associated with late pregnancy and childbirth (OHara & McCabe, 2013). Also, a recent study found that depression during pregnancy, a history of physical abuse, migrant status, and postpartum physical complications were major risk factors for postpartum depression (Gaillard & others, 2014).