BTEC (Edexcel) Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
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Unit 8 - Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Psychological Approaches to Health and Care Practice
(Learning and review)
Specific Assessment Guidance:
Recommended research sources:
Stretch B and Whitehouse M – BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care Student Book 1 (Pearson, 2010)
Stretch B and Whitehouse M – BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Health and Social Care Student Book 2 (Pearson, 2010)
Jarvis M and Chandler E – Angles on Child Psychology (Nelson Thornes, 2001)
Cardwell M, Clark L and Meldrum C – Psychology for AS Level (HarperCollins, 2000)
www.bps.org.uk – British Psychological Society www.dh.gov.uk – Department of Health www.statistics.gov.uk/socialtrends - Office for National Statistics www.ohn.gov.uk/ohn/ohn.htm - Our Healthier Nation website
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Final deadline (L and R week)
Covered in this task
P2 P3 M2 D1
BTEC points available for successful completion of all assignment within this unit are:
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Psychology is a subject that is used to explain behaviours, mental illnesses and other occurrences within life. In all areas of Health and Social Care there will be some aspect of Psychology. With the first assignment in mind complete the following task.
In the form of a report:
Explain the main psychological approaches to health practice, and explain the main psychological approaches to social care practice. You must include the following:
Behaviourist – understanding challenging behaviour, changing / shaping behaviour.
Social Learning – promotion of anti-discriminatory behaviours and practices, use of positive role models in health education