Public Health and Community Psychology

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Student number: 55128920
Paper code: PYC4811
Unique Assignment no: 536709
Assignment: 01

Contents Page

* Introduction pg.3

* Historical Background & Development pg.3

* Similarities between Community Psychology and Public Health pg.4

* Limitations and Differences between
Community Psychology and Public Health pg.6

* Conclusion pg.7

* Reference List pg.8

Introduction

According to Perkins (https://my.vanderbilt.edu/perkins/2011/09/intro-to-community-psychology/) community psychology (CP) can be defined as the relationship between social systems and individual well-being in the community context. Thus, community psychologists grapple with an array of social and mental health problems and they do so through research and interventions in both public and private community settings. PH on the other hand according to Last (cited in Gilbert, 1995) can be defined as one of the efforts organised by society to protect, promote and restore the people’s health. It is the combination of science, skills and beliefs that are directed to the maintenance and improvement of the health of all the people through collective or social actions. The goal of this essay will be to critically compare and contrast these unique disciplines with focusing on both their strengths and weaknesses that define them and yet allow them…...

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