• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Applied Psychology Perspectives for Health & Social Care

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Paris Diana Burns, 20044037, Unit 29 Peter Carlsson, Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended. Applied Psychology Perspectives for Health & Social Care ________________ Within this assignment I will be extending my knowledge and understanding of the psychological perspectives and their application to all different health and social care sectors. I will be showing a great understanding of the specific behaviours such as it might be encountered within health and social care settings, the contribution of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of all of these theories. Explanation and treatment of behaviours ________________ Within P2 I will be explaining psychological theories of anorexia nervosa and other Phobias. Also, I will be discussing different theories in relation to these behaviours and show how they are complementary or contrasting theories to one another. With these theories I am going to be choosing it from to explain phobia and anorexia with cognitive psychology, social learning theory and behaviourism. Phobias ________________ A phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. Fear is a form of anxiety that is triggered by a situation or an object. ...read more.

Middle

Finally punishment would occur when something had been taken away due to the individual?s behaviour. For example- 1. ?A young boy has a phobia of sheep, they went on a school trip to Wales and overcome his phobia of them and got treated with a reward from his teacher.? 2. ?A young boy reacted unpleasantly to the response of his phobia of sheep and due to this; he had been removed from the trip because of his desired behaviour.? 3. ?A young boy had reacted to his phobia of sheep whilst on a trip with the school, because he had reacted to the phobia, the teacher would take something that he enjoys away from him, to make him learn and to help fight against his phobia of sheep.? By using the rewarding scheme is a good technique for anyone that has a phobia of an object or situation. This is probably one of the best treatments to cure a phobia of an individual, like the example above. This can be done by either a family member, counsellor or teacher/work colleague, they would use the scheme to help the individual overcome the phobia because the more that they get rewarded the more they notice they are doing the right thing and they will overcome the fear. ...read more.

Conclusion

Limitations of existing models are highlighted and gaps in our knowledge, including knowledge of variables that typically have a central role in cognitive theory, are identified. Further strategies to test the hypotheses derived from the theory are suggested, together with strategies that might extend existing theory. It is concluded that much further research is needed, both to test the validity of existing theoretical contributions and to extend the theory so it will be more useful in clinical practice. This would affect any person, if they got picked on from what they ate or because of their weight, this would then stop most people from eating in front of people, or eating altogether. Bullying because of someone?s weight can cause an individual to become anorexic and by messing with the individuals schemas. Counselling is the best form of treatment for any individual when it comes to the cognitive theory, because through counselling they can give the individual the right information of their anorexia and give them the benefit that they aren?t what they are. With anorexia the individual thinks that they are overweight or that they need to lose weight, with professional counselling they can help the individual to see their real self and to try and higher their self-esteem and make them realise that they do have a problem that can be resolved. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Physiological Disorders

    Physiotherapist give advice on how to avoid injury and provide their own future health and well-being techniques, he finds it a bit difficult because he feels minor pains when having the treatment-because of his injury to the left leg. The medication that my patient has to take for his care

  2. POSITIVE CARE ENVIRONMENT

    This includes respecting the individual rights of service users. In order to do this, you will need to provide active support to service users to enable them to communicate their needs, views and preferences A02 In order to gain access to a service, service users often need to be referred.

  1. Sociological Perspectives

    shaped greatly by society but he believed that was the economic system that defined society and the place people had within it. He believed that in industrial society of his time that there were two social classes; The bourgeoisie or capitalists, these are the powerful class in society.

  2. Unit 19: Applied sociological perspectives for health and social care.

    These types of data are used widely within sociology. Demographic trends describe the historical changes in demographic in a population over time. This information could come from places such as schools, hospitals, day care centres, nursing homes, and crèches and so on.

  1. Health and Social Care Unit 3 Health and Well being

    Housing with poor heating which is damp is more likely to be inhabited by those with a lower socio-economic status. They will probably be in built up areas where there is air pollution or a high build-up of traffic. A fear of crime and vandalism will also be there if the area is run down.

  2. Report on Counselling for Health and Social Care

    The first responsibility the counsellor is to create an environment where the client feels safe enough to explore and understand their feelings and thoughts before considering to open up. First, the counsellor has to consider: Codes of practice and ethical concerns: An important aspect of counsellor involves the analysis of ethical situations.

  1. Unit 5 Anatomy and physiology in health and social care

    Leverage for movements: Bones of the human skeleton in all parts of body provide attachment to the muscles. These muscles provide motor power for producing movements of body parts. In these movements the parts of skeleton acts like levers of different types thus producing movements according to the needs of the human body.

  2. Explain the principle psychological perspectives and theories.

    This concept was studied further by Solomon Asch, a social psychologist in the early 1950s. To test the effects ?majority influence? Asch carried out the following test where he got six confederates; people who are acting according to instructions to help with the experiment, along with one participant who knew nothing about the actual experiment being conducted.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work