My Social World Melissa Lewis PSY 303 Professor Debra Booker, M.A. February 22, 2009
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My Social World
I will explain the social world that changes after the effects of a divorce. I went through a divorce recently and it's amazing how it can change every aspect of your life. My self-efficacy was affected because I had the belief that I was very independent, and when confronted with being alone, I began to have self-doubts of my abilities. I have lost many friends throughout this change in my life. I am now living on a much lower income and trying to meet financial obligations. I have no social life at this present time and have not opened the door to dating. However, although experiencing hardships, I continue to believe that I will overcome this obstacle and hold to the belief that it is actually making me a stronger person.
My World 3
“Self-efficacy is a sense that one is competent and effective, distinguished from self-esteem, one's sense of self-worth. A bombardier might feel high self-efficacy and low self-esteem” (Myers, G. David, Social Psychology, p. 55).
The writer experienced a divorce recently that affected her entire social world. As a result it shattered her existence in her social world. Self-esteem was affected by a drop in income, fear in the unknown, guilt, and resentment....