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2604PYC2604
COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY:
RE-IMAGINING COMMUNITY
ASSIGNMENT 02 – UNIQUE NUMBER:
STUDENT NUMBER: 50451480

PYC2604
ASSIGNMENT 02 – UNIQUE NO.
STUDENT NO.   50451480
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Question 1 | 3 |
Question 2 | 4 |
Question 3 | 4& 5 |
Question 4 | 6 |
Question 5 | 7 |
References and Declaration | 8 |
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PYC2604
ASSIGNMENT 02 – UNIQUE NO.
STUDENT NO. 50451480
1) When I was 17, my father died of a heart attack. His death was very sudden and it left a very deep scar in my life. My parents got divorced when I was 7 and my mother remarried, but I was very blessed to still have contact with my father and we shared a wonderful relationship. We were very close so you can imagine the damage it did when he passed away.
Then, almost two years ago, my step-father was diagnosed with severe lung cancer and unfortunately they are unable to remove it due to its positioning. So the odds for the tumour to disappear are not very high.
This caused major stress in my life as I now had to deal with the fact that I might lose a father figure again. 6 years after my father’s death, I still couldn’t cope with it. I was very depressed and couldn’t even think about him without crying. Now my head was filled with thoughts of my stepfather dying too so I was in a very dark place.
My “aha experience” was that I learned to overcome. I learned that nothing in life is too difficult to handle and that if I already survived the death of my father, I can survive this news of my stepfather’s diagnosis and whatever might happen from this moment on.
I think that the news of the cancer actually “saved” me, because if we hadn’t found out about it, I would probably never have gotten over the death of my father. This illness made me face reality and I decided one day that I will no longer allow something to make me feel the way I have been feeling for the past 6 years.
I had a lot of support from my boyfriend, who helped me see past everything. He gave me a lot...

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