THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH

PHE3SPH

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will extend their knowledge and understanding of theories and models of psychosocial adaptation and adjustment, and of social support, in the context of chronic health conditions. This knowledge, along with empirical evidence, will be applied to practice pertaining to those with a chronic health condition.  Students will also work in small teams to address a contemporary issue in psychosocial health.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE2LCI and PHE2RCM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and disability: a handbook for evidence-based practitioners in rehabilitationPrescribedChan, F., Da Silva Cardoso, E., & Chronister, J. A. 2009Springer Publishing Company
ReadingsSocial support measurement and intervention: a guide for health and social scientistsPrescribedCohen, S., Underwood, L. G., & Gottlieb, B. H. 2000Oxford University Press
ReadingsRelational regulation theory: A new approach to explain the link between perceived social support and mental health.PrescribedLakey, B., & Orehek, E. (2011).Psychological Review, 118(3), 482-495.
Readings"Social support: a review. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of health psychology (pp. 189-214).PrescribedTaylor, S. E. (2011)Oxford University Press, USA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss and critically analyse theories and models of psychosocial adaptation and adjustment and of social support, in the context of chronic health conditions.

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops

02. Apply current theories and/or models and empirically-based evidence, to understandings of practice that pertains to people with chronic health conditions.

Activities:
Online resource materials and workshops

03. Demonstrate teamwork skills in addressing a contemporary issue in psychosocial health.

Activities:
Online resource materials; workshops

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJane Pierson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 15-min team presentation (equivalent to 250 words per student)20 01, 02
two 1800-word individual assignments (40% each)80 02, 03