Psychology for Health andSocial Care Assignment

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Psychology for Health andSocial Care
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1a) Comparison of psychological theories of lifespan development.............................................1b) Relation of psychological theories and concepts to specific life stages..................................2TASK 2............................................................................................................................................3a) Social and biological factors influencing human behaviour...................................................3b) Analysis of importance of social roles....................................................................................5TASK 3............................................................................................................................................6c) Analysis of application of psychological theories...................................................................6d) (AC 3.2) Analysis of relationship between psychological theories and behaviourdisturbance...................................................................................................................................7b) ( AC 3.3) Analysis of ways in which psychological theory helps in understanding mentalhealth disorders............................................................................................................................8c) (AC 3.4) Evaluation of application of psychological principles to affecting behaviourchange..........................................................................................................................................9a) (AC 3.5) Psychological theories and understanding of relationships......................................9CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................11
LIST OF FIGURESFigure 1: Psychoanalytic theory......................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONPsychology assumes an important place in health and social care owing to its contributionin promotion of healthy behaviour. Through application of various theories and principles,psychology assists in improving the quality of life of people by preventing diseases (Smith,2015). There are various psychological factors associated with physical illness which areimportant to be considered. Psychology, in the context of health and social care deals withidentifying and analysing these factors so as to promote health of individuals. The present reportprovides comparison of various theories of lifespan development. Further, an analysis of varioussocial and biological determinants of human behaviour has been undertaken. Lastly, applicationof psychological theories has been undertaken.TASK 1a) Comparison of psychological theories of lifespan developmentStage versus open ended theories of lifespan developmentAccording to Stage theory of Lifespan development, all the individuals go through thesame stages of maturity and develop in the same manner commencing from birth to death. Also,the assumption of this theory is that the choices made by each person shape his or her future(Buunk, Gibbons and Buunk, 2013). In this process, an important role is played by the humanbehaviour. Hence, as per the stage theories, every individual passes through the same stages ofdevelopment, though the duration for which an individual remains in a particular stage maydiffer from person to person.For example, Erikson’s stages of development can be considered as an example of stagetheory whereby 8 stages of psychosocial development have been proposed. These stages are asfollows:Infant – 18 months:trust vs. Mistrust18 Months – 3 Years:Autonomy vs. Shame and doubt3-5 years:Initiative vs. guilt5 – 13 years:industry vs. Inferiority13 – 21 years:Identity vs. Role Confusion21- 39 years:Intimacy vs. Isolation1
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