Unit 8 P1 and M1

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Assignment brief – QCF BTEC Assignment front sheet Qualification Unit number and title Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) Unit 8 – Psychological Perspectives for Health and Social care. Learner name Assessor name Kamila Patrycja Zgadzaj Kwame Attikpoe Date issued Hand in deadline Submitted on 5th December, 2014 15th December, 2014 15/12/14 Assignment title Explain the principal psychological perspectives and assess different psychological approaches to study. In this assessment you will have opportunities to provide evidence against the following criteria. Indicate the page numbers where the evidence can be found. Criteria reference To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the learner is able…show more content…
Cognitive Approach The approach is known to have evolve from famous philosophers such as Aristotle or Plato. It specifically looks at the memory, sensory and attention, in other words the way information is proceed and used by our minds. This had led psychologists within the approach to explain that memory is build up of three stages: encoding (where information is received), storage (where the information is held) and retrieval (where the information is recalled if necessary.) The approach is associated with eye witness testimony. The treatment involves a cognitive therapy. Humanistic Approach The approach focuses on the whole person and their behaviour. Looking from both sides, the observer and the individual who is behaving in a specific way. The psychologists believe that individual’s behaviour is linked with the inner thoughts and self-image. The idea is that due to free will people change often. It is humans’ responsibility on how their well-being and lives carry on. This is because we are capable of striving to achieve the best, self-actualisation desire. Maslow’s’ hierarchy is one of the strongest theories within the field. The therapy involves brining person self-image back to where it should be by allowing them to analyse their life. Social work might be associated with the individual. Social Learning Approach This approach suggest that people learn from others, by observing, imitating and modelling behaviour of

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