A.P1 Explain how psychological perspectives are applied to the understanding of human development.

Unit 11: Psychological Perspectives

Level: 3

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.

Unit introduction

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.

Learning aims

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.

Assessment criteria

Pass                                           Merit

Distinction

Learning aim A: Examine how psychological perspectives contribute to the understanding of human development and behaviour

 

 

 

 

 AB.D1

 

 

 

 

Evaluate the role of psychological perspectives in the understanding of human development and the management and treatment of service users’ behaviours.

A.P1 Explain how psychological perspectives are applied to the understanding of human development.

A.P2 Explain how psychological perspectives contribute to the understanding of specific human behaviours.

 

 

A.M1 Analyse the contribution of psychological perspectives to the understanding of human development and behaviours.

Learning aim B: Examine the contribution of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of service users’ specific behaviours

B.P3 Explain how different factors influence human development and specific behaviours.

B.P4 Explain the contribution of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of different service users’ behaviours.

B.M2 Analyse the value of identifying factors influencing human development and behaviours in the application of psychological perspectives to the management and treatment of different service users’ behaviours.

Learning aim C: Examine how psychological perspectives are applied in health and social care settings

C.D2

 

 

 

 

C.D3

Evaluate the application of psychological perspectives in local health and social care settings in enabling professionals to enhance the social functioning of selected service users.

Evaluate the importance of the psychological perspectives used in health and social care settings, in relation to understanding human development and managing and treating behaviours to enhance the social functioning of service users.

C.P5 Compare the application of psychological perspectives in local health and social care settings.

C.P6 Explain how professionals use psychological perspectives to improve the social functioning of selected service users.

C.M3 Assess the impact of the use of psychological perspectives in local health and social care settings, in enabling professionals to enhance the social functioning of selected service users.


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