Community Psychology Essay

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| 2014 | | UNISA DICHABE D I 53468473 | [COMMUNITY AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY] | ASSIGNMENT 1 | Table of content Introduction …………………………………………………………….p1 Approaches to social problems Similarities ………………………………p Difference....……………………………p Conclusion ……………………………………………………………….p Reference list …………………………………………………………..p Introduction According to Reber, Allen & Reber (2010) community psychology is defined as an applied branch of psychology in which the practitioner/ psychologist works in a variety of ways with the community members towards improving the quality of life. On the other hand public health approaches can be best understood as any approach that seek to prevent social problems. In this assignment, it is expected of me to critically compare and contrast the community psychology and public health approaches to social problems. Throughout this assignment will pointing out some of the strength and weakness of the two approaches and discussing the useful ideas and methods shared by both approaches. Lastly, I will conclude the assignment by giving a brief reflective summary of what I discussed throughout the assignment. Prevention approaches to social problems Similarities and difference of prevention models The field of psychology has always been known for its individual therapeutic intervention and the pathological disorders and how to prevent or cure these pathological illnesses. But a new field of psychology came to being ‘community psychology’. The focus was no longer only on individual therapeutic intervention but on the prevention for individual, groups and members of the community. This field of community
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