Case Study : Select a recent example of social policy making from the UK

Assignment 1 comes in two parts, a case study and an article review. These are detailed below as Question 1 and Question 2. Each question has a limit of 1500 words. Question 1: Case Study Select a recent example of social policy making from the UK that falls within the material covered in this module and which interests you (material attached in zipped folder). A list of social policies can be found at Explain the psychology behind the intervention in your choice of social policy and then discuss and evaluate the appropriateness of the intervention with reference to recent psychological research and theory. As a conclusion you should comment on the extent to which government social policy making is appropriately evidence based. (1500 words) Question 2: Article review Select an article directly related to the contents of this module (material attached in zipped folder), published after 2000 in a peer reviewed journal. The article you choose must not cover the same material that you used in your case study in Question 1 of part 1 of the module assessment (the Case Study above). The article review should: • Briefly explain the relevance of the article to the research and theory presented in the module • Provide a detailed critical discussion of its contribution to the area of applied social and developmental psychology. (1500 words)

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