Unit 11: Psychological Perspectives
Unit type: Internal
Guided learning hours: 60
Unit in brief
Learners explore key theoretical perspectives that have been put forward on psychological and physical development and how they are applied in different health and social care settings.
An important aspect of working in the health and social care sector is to have a good understanding of the ways in which psychological development occurs in order to effectively meet the individual needs of service users. Having knowledge of the key concepts and ideas enables you to understand the ways in which development and behaviours occur.
In this unit, you will learn about the different psychological perspectives that have been put forward and how these approaches have influenced thinking and practices in meeting and supporting service user needs. You will explore some key ideas that will give you a good understanding of how the mind develops, and the factors that influence development and behaviours. This knowledge is useful in developing your understanding of how these perspectives have formed the basis of different techniques to manage behaviours, and the therapeutic and other interventions used in the health and social care sector.
These activities will help you gain the skills necessary for progression to higher education in many subject areas including psychology, health and social care, nursing and medical practice.
In this unit you will:
A Examine how psychological perspectives contribute to the understanding of human development and behaviour
B Examine the contribution of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of service users’ specific behaviours
C Examine how psychological perspectives are applied in health and social care settings.