Comparing Public Health and Community Psychology

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PYC48011: Assignment 1

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PYC48011: Community and Health Psychology

Unique Number 536709

Iani de Kock

Assignment 01

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Write an essay in which you critically compare and contrast the community psychology and public health approaches to social problems.

Article 25 of the The Universal declaration of Human Rights:
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(The United Nations, 2014)

Iani de Kock

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Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 2
Origin of Disease ...................................................................................................................................... 2
Approaches to treatment: Prevention rather than cure. ............................................................ 3
Historical development .......................................................................................................................... 2
Strengths ..................................................................................................................................................... 3
Weakness ................................................................................................................................................... 3
What useful ideas and methods are shared by the approaches? ........................................... 4
What problematic ideas and methods are shared by the approaches? .............................. 4
In what ways could they supplement each other?



References: Guernina, Z. (1995). Community and Health Psychology in Practice: Professor George Albee interviewed by Dr Seedat, M., Cloete, N., & Shochet, I. (1988). Community Psychology: Panic or Panacea. Psychology in Society , 39-54. The United Nations. (2014). The Universal declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved 4 14, 2014, from The United Nations: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ PYC4811 Tutorial Letter 102, PSYHONM (2014). Department of Psychology, University of South Africa, Pretoria. Yach, D., & Tollman, S. (1993, July). Public Health initiatives in South Africa in teh 1940w and 1950s: lesons for a post-apartheid era

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