Sport as an Intervention to Reduce Risky Behaviours

During this class we focused on how sport participation can be useful as a means to reduce youth involvement in risky behaviours.  By taking a look at three articles and the webpage of the organisation Up2Us , we critiqued their effectiveness, but also examined their benefits in light of social identity theory and the aspects it brings on in-group and out-group behaviours. Below you can find video showed in class and a summary of the articles in light of what we discussed in class.

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Interventions in Childhood Attachment: The Circle of Security

Our group discussed social interventions through the lense of attachment theory. What follows is a summary of the articles and discussion from the seminar we led. Additionally, we showed a clip from Science Bulletins: Attachment Theory‚ÄĒUnderstanding the Essential Bond, a video about John Bowlby (the researcher who originated attachment theory) and a modern attachment intervention that utilizes a unique operationalization of security, as well as a TEDtalk entitled,”The Tragedy of Orphanages” in which Georgette Mulheir discusses attachment-related problems in orphanages.

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