Dr. Jeffery 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 the socialization process. He strongly insists that over time, values become internalized by the individual and become an integral component of the self. He also explains that values are simply a person's principles, standards of behavior, or one's 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 the socialization process, there are several factors that influence both individual and collective beliefs and values that include; Culture, the Media, Environment, Gender, Religion and Spirituality, and Family. Also, 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.

Jeffery Whippo also suggests that there are additional major influences in a developed and industrialized society which may include education institutions, music, major historical events, and technology.

About Jeffery D 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.