Renowned leader in the Educational Psychology community, Dr. Jeffery D Whippo feels that values play a crucial role in a person's overall psychological makeup and are learned through the socialization process. He insists that over time, values become internalized by a person and form an integral component of their personality. He explains that values are simply a person's principles, standards of behavior, and their judgment of what is important in life.

In Whippo's opinion, values of a person affect many decisions, commitments and working relationships within organizations. As values are learned and internalized through the socialization process, there are a number of factors that influence both individual and collective beliefs and values that include; Culture, Environment, Media, Gender, Religion, Spirituality, and Family.

Jeff Whippo believes that 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 in. He feels that one must remember that what are considered to be dominant or major influences in the society that we live in are not necessarily the same influences in other societies. Whippo further indicates that there are additional major influences in a developed and industrialized society. These may include education institutions, music, major historical events, and technology.

About Jeffery Whippo

Jeffery D 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.