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Topic Study Background Theory Evaluation Issues of Study Evaluation of Topic/Approach
Health Belief Model Becker et al The Health Belief Model is based on the Sample: some children had asthma for The model assumes we're all rational
belief that people's decisions to follow longer, only the mothers adherence processors

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were the most successful believed in Method: Honesty and memory issues, social
themselves. desirability bias and correlation doesn't infer
cause and effect
Data: only quantative data collected providing
no explanations of results
Media Campaigns Keating et al People can be persuaded to adopt healthy Sample: not able to generalise outside…

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Bulpitt: men with high blood pressure reported Sample: biased towards females, but
stopping taking medication due to side effects representative of target population as
which included difficulty in getting an erection females tend to live longer than males
Reliability: high because of checking with
medical records, high because use…

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Work Johansson 1984 Demands of a job can become overwhelming Usefulness: not very useful as computers Situational explanation of behaviour as
e.g. workload, lack of control, ambiguity etc. have moved on so there are less suggests that people wellbeing is
Johansson found in the Swedish Saw Mill breakdowns, but our…

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Noninvasive procedure
May not be valid because of social
desirability bias and demand
Combined Approach Johansson 1984 Not an approach in itself just a combination of Validity improved because measures
the other 2! can be compared
Cognitive Approach Meichenbaum Social Inoculation Therapy. Step 1: awareness Method: Field experiment gives…

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Interpretations as to what is normal is
open to interpretation and subjective
Cross over between disorders and
their characteristics aren't clearly
distinguished leading to errors in
Definitions Rosenhan and No single accepted definition of dysfunctional Based on Western Culture
Seligman behaviour Subjective to Clinician
Jahoda's model of mental health:…

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Usefulness: if we now understand how
phobias develop we can use them to treat
Biological Kendler et al Nature perspective Reductionist: Rules out environmental
Explanations All behaviour is inbuilt and so dysfunctional factors that could affect dysfunctional
behaviours is caused by biological factors behaviour by using twins
such as…

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Biological Karp and Frank As it is suggested that disorder are
Treatments caused by biological factors,

treatment focusses on use of drugs

and medication to help change
chemical levels


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Hey have you done this for Forensic too?

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