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OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Health and Social Care Unit 7: Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social Care
Introduction Human nature can be investigated and explained in a variety of different ways. Health and social care practitioners need to be aware of these different perspectives in psychology because they can influence how we understand a person’s behaviour and how we respond to them.
Perspectives in psychology The key psychological Social perspectives are: The impact of others on our behaviour. Biological The role of genetics and the Central Nervous System. Cognitive How we process, remember and store information. Psychodynamic The role of early childhood experiences on our development and later life. Humanist Behavioural How we learn behaviours and respond to stimuli. A holistic approach to human health through investigations of meaning, personal responsibility and selfactualisation.
Perspectives in psychology It is important that health and social care practitioners They can each play a role in informing the practitioner understand how these different perspectives can influence how best to help their clients, eg: an individual’s health and wellbeing. Biological: Does our physiology and our genetic make up affect our health and behaviours? Psychodynamic: Have past experiences with health or illness shaped the way we behave? Social: Does our family and friends’ approach to health and illness have an impact on our attitudes and decisions?
What will you learn? After completing this unit you will: Understand key psychological perspectives Understand psychological approaches to heath and social care
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