Dr. Jeffery David Whippo, a leader in the Educational Psychology community, feels that values play a very critical role in a person's overall psychological makeup and are learned through socialization. He insists that over time, values are internalized by the individual and become an integral component of the self. Further, he explains that values are simply an individual's principles, standards of behavior, or their judgment of what is important in life.

In Jeff Whippo's opinion, values held by individuals affect many decisions, commitments and working relationships within organizations. He believes that due to the fact that values become learned and internalized through socialization, there are a number of factors that influence both individual and collective beliefs and values including; Culture, Environment, Media, Gender, Family, Religion and Spirituality.

According to Whippo, these influences, along with many others, play a big role in the development of values within our specific culture in the developed and industrialized world in which we live. He feels that one must remember that what are considered to be dominant or major influences in the society that we live in aren't necessarily the same influences in other societies.

Jeff also indicates that there are additional major influences in a developed and industrialized society that may include education institutions, major historical events, music, and technology.

About Jeffery David Whippo

Jeffery David Whippo is a professional educator and developer of people, teams, and leaders. He is a well-educated professional who has attended California Coast University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Community College of the Air Force, and Citrus College. He also worked as a Combat Intelligence Specialist for the USAF for almost 4 years. He contributes to a number of charitable causes including the Jimmy Fund, Junior Diabetes, Goodwill, and American Veterans.

Jeffery is an avid learner who loves to study ancient history and psychology. He is also a veteran member of the VFW.