Psychological theories found ‘inapplicable’; study on special needs students

Psychological theories are being questioned as they propel an inaccurate comprehension of biological anxiety. This issue has emerged to be contentious and political.

Expressly, it has been stipulated that psychological theories give those in power or at the helm with the privilege of exploiting the anxiety responses of persons without. The condition of special education students can well depict this notion. 

Psychological theories distort

Realistically, special education students are vulnerable and marginalized. They are also powerless which makes them extremely weak in school systems. 

Explicitly, these findings entailed observing hundreds of children from over twenty (20) schools spread across three (3) states and seven (7) cities but the conclusions derived are shocking as the applicability of psychological theories is wanting. 

Additionally, it was also noted that students, particularly those in special education programs, are usually guinea pigs in psychological theory research. 

For instance, learners in this category, especially those without verbal capabilities, become defenseless. As a result, they are considerably utilized in studies involving exploitative behavior plans. Moreover, it is problematic as the student’s mental health becomes distorted. 

Psychological theories not authentic

It has become the norm for psychological, social, behavioral, or emotional kits comprising of books, posters, and handouts to be provided to every school district. 

As a result, vast amounts of money is used, despite the students’ mental health challenges being worsened. 

On the other hand, psychological theories have not been crafted in a way that they tackle personal differences when it comes to student-teacher relationships. This has prompted a lack of consistency and productivity has been compromised. 

Notably, in Oregon, a group of student activists has managed to convince the education regulatory body to introduce a law, which will allow students to benefit from free of school days if they are experiencing mental health problems.

Additionally, a joint project between several student clubs at Indiana University and the not-for-profit organization Bring Change to Mind has resulted in several inclusive activities to help break the stigma surrounding young adults with mental health issues.