PSY408 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

Semester Fall 2019
HealthPsychology (PSY408)
Assignment No. 01
Due Date: 18.11.2019 Marks: 20
Assignment Objectives:
Upon completing the assignment, students will have better understanding of Bio-psycho-social and bio-medical model.
Dear Students;
Health models are discussed in your lectures. Your task is to read the lesson in detail and answer the following questions.

  1. Differentiate between Bio-medical model and Bio-Psycho-Social Model. (2)
  2. Biological, Psychological and social factors play an import role in development,
    maintenance and treatment of any disease/disorder. Your task is to write what could be the biological, psychological and social factors in development of the disease/disorder given in table below. Write at least one factor against each category.
    Hypertension
    Diabetes Depression
    Obesity Heart Disease Cancer
    Note: Please record your answers in the given table.
S. No Disease/Disorder Biological Factors (6x1=6) Psychological Factors (6x1=6) Social Factors (6x1=6)
01 Hypertension
02 Diabetes
03 Depression
04 Obesity
05 Heart Disease
06 Cancer

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Solution:

S. No Disease/Disorder Biological Factors (6x1=6) Psychological Factors (6x1=6) Social Factors (6x1=6)
01 Hypertension High Cholesterol Level Negative thinking Family/workplace issues
02 Diabetes Insulin impairment Lack of motivation to change life style Culturally saying no. to sweets is embarrassing.
03 Depression Low dopamine Negative thinking Family pressures
04 Obesity Genetic factor Low self esteem Bullying
05 Heart Disease High Cholesterol Level Negative thinking Family/workplace issues
06 Cancer Tumor cell formation Hopelessness Lack of family support

Solution:

S. No Disease/Disorder Biological Factors (6x1=6) Psychological Factors (6x1=6) Social Factors (6x1=6)
01 Hypertension High Cholesterol Level Negative thinking Family/workplace issues
02 Diabetes Insulin impairment Lack of motivation to change life style Culturally saying no. to sweets is embarrassing.
03 Depression Low dopamine Negative thinking Family pressures
04 Obesity Genetic factor Low self esteem Bullying
05 Heart Disease High Cholesterol Level Negative thinking Family/workplace issues
06 Cancer Tumor cell formation Hopelessness Lack of family support