Psychology and Health Issues Program Review

elect one of the following widespread psychology-related health issues:

Stress Employee conflict in the workplace Obesity Substance abuse Mental health Diabetes Stroke Cancer

To choose a different subject, contact the instructor by Week Five and seek approval for that health issue.


Associate Level Material

Final Project Requirements

 

Final Project Overview and Timeline

 

Final Project Overview

 

Your assignment is to select one of the following widespread psychology-related health issues:

 

·         Stress

·         Employee conflict in the workplace

·         Obesity

·         Substance abuse

·         Mental health

·         Diabetes

·         Stroke

·         Cancer

 

To choose a different subject, contact the instructor by Week Five and seek approval for that health issue.

 

Visit two or more of the following websites that are appropriate for your selected health issue:

 

·         Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov

·         Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com

·         American Heart Association: http://www.americanheart.org

·         American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org

·         American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org

 

Provide an overview of the selected health issue and of psychology’s role in health.

 

Review at least one current psychology education program within your employer or your community that educates people about that disease or condition. If you are not sure where to find information, check your employer’s website or human resources department, your city’s website, the local community hospital’s website, or the county health department website.

 

Propose improvements to the selected psychology education or awareness program targeted at the population most affected by the health issue. Build on the existing program you are researching.

 

Write a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper in which you combine your health issue overview, your review of the education program, and your proposal to improve the program.

 

Include the following:

 

·         Identify the psychology health issue and describe characteristics of the individuals or group most affected by the disease.

·         Discuss risk factors that can be controlled, how to control them, and risk factors that cannot be controlled.

·         Discuss developmental, gender, and sociocultural factors that impact the health issue.

·         Discuss the treatment options available to individuals and groups.

·         Describe health-related behavior and health promotion strategies to address this health issue

·         Discuss lifestyles changes that are needed to enhance health and to prevent illness.

 

Final Project Timeline

 

You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course. As outlined below, some assignments in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by the instructor, you will be on the right track to successfully complete your project.

 

¨  Suggested in Week One: Review the final project description in Week Nine.

 

¨  Suggested in Week Two: Review and select a topic. If you choose another subject, you must contact the instructor by Week Five and seek approval for that health issue.

 

¨  Suggested in Weeks Three through Eight: Work on the different requirements for the project.

 

¨  Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.

 

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