THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolPsychology and Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorJane Pierson
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites PHE2LCI and PHE2RCM or be admitted into one of the following courses codes: HBHS, HBHSB
Quota Management StrategyN/A
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Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Understanding psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and disability: a handbook for evidence-based practitioners in rehabilitation
AuthorChan, F., Da Silva Cardoso, E., & Chronister, J. A.
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Social support measurement and intervention: a guide for health and social scientists
AuthorCohen, S., Underwood, L. G., & Gottlieb, B. H.
PublisherOxford University Press
Social support: a review. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of health psychology (pp. 189-214).
AuthorTaylor, S. E.
PublisherOxford University Press, USA.
Relational regulation theory: A new approach to explain the link between perceived social support and mental health.
AuthorLakey, B., & Orehek, E.
PublisherPsychological Review, 118(3), 482-495.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJane Pierson
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|One 15-min team presentation (equivalent to 250 words per student)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2|
|Two 1800-word individual assignments (40% each)||N/A||N/A||No||80||SILO2, SILO3|