examine how social and psychological factors influence a specific aspect of health

examine how social and psychological factors influence a specific aspect of health

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TYPE OF ASSESSMENT:
Assessment Details:
DESCRIPTION OF ASSESSMENT:
An essay which will examine how social and psychological factors influence a specific aspect of health.
You will be required to choose
one aspect of health from the following:
Diet
Exercise
Smoking
Substance use
1.
Briefly outline why your chosen aspect is important and how it affects health. You
should draw on some data (from a published source) that confirms that your chosen
aspect has a detrimental effect on health
2.
Your essay will then identify two social factors
that affect health; for example you
could choose from the following but there are others: housing, employment, income,
ethnicity, gender. Relate the factors you select to your chosen aspect of health.
3.
Your essay will then identify two psychological factor
s that influence our health
behaviours; for example you could choose prejudice, cognition, memory, aggression,
attitude. Likewise, relate the factors you select to your chosen aspect of health and
identify how these factors can influence individual unders
tanding of health, and
subsequent behaviour.
4.
Your essay must have a clear introduction, a main body and a conclusion. You need to
show that you have drawn on some independent reading and referenced this
appropriately.

recommended books.

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Indicative Course Materials and Reading:
ISBN
Number
Author
Date
Title
Publisher
9780745652
931
Giddens A
& Sutton P
201
3
Sociology
7
th edition
Polity
9780007245
956
Haralambos
& Holborn
2008
Sociology : themes and perspectives
7th edition
Collins
9780745646
251
Denny E &
Earle S
2009
Sociology for nurses 2
nd
Ed
Polity
9781444108
316
Gross R
2010
Psychology: The Science of Mind and
Behaviour
Hodder
9780340930
113
Gross R
2007
Psychology for nurses and other allied
health professionals
Hodder Arnold
0335243835
Ogden J
2012
Health Psychology; a textbook
OU

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