Ch 10: Health & Environmental Sociology

About This Chapter

Utilize the resources in this chapter to boost your knowledge of various health and environmental sociology concepts as you prepare to take a test. Review entertaining lessons and take short quizzes to strengthen your knowledge and enhance your studies.

Health & Environmental Sociology - Chapter Summary

This chapter simplifies the process of studying the basics of health and environmental sociology. Our expert instructors have developed bite-sized lessons that you can use to gain greater insight into perceptions of mental illness, the sociocultural model, the NIMBY movement and more. Review the lessons in any order, and visit them as often as you'd like to gain full comprehension of the concepts they cover. Take multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam to assess your understanding. When finished with this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between an illness and a disease and discuss their relationship according to the biomedical model
  • Define the sociocultural model of abnormality and list its key components
  • Explain how social roles and labeling can impact abnormal functioning
  • Discuss perceptions and social stigmas associated with mental illness
  • Describe environmental issues and society's relationship with the environment
  • Exhibit an understanding of the Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) movement

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Health & Environmental Sociology
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Illness, Disease & The Biomedical Model

1. Illness, Disease & The Biomedical Model

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the nuanced but important difference between an illness and a disease and how that's important with respect to the biomedical model illness.

The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

2. The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

There are many theories on what causes psychological issues. In this lesson, we'll explore the sociocultural model of abnormality, including what it is, what some key components of the theory are, and how sociocultural theorists treat abnormality.

Social Roles and Labeling: Impact on Abnormal Functioning

3. Social Roles and Labeling: Impact on Abnormal Functioning

What happens if someone is labeled mentally ill, but they aren't? In this lesson, we'll examine the way that society shapes how we view certain behaviors, as well as the impact of psychological labeling and a famous study done by David Rosenhan that illustrates some issues with psychological diagnosis.

Mental Illness: Perceptions & Social Stigmas

4. Mental Illness: Perceptions & Social Stigmas

Mental illness carries a stigma, which can cause the people who suffer from these diseases additional distress. This in turn can make the illness worse. In this lesson, we will look at the perceived and social stigmas of mental illness.

Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues

5. Environmental Impact: Society's Relationship and Issues

In this lesson, we will discuss global warming, pollution and loss of habitat. Learn how the burning of fossil fuels and the clearing of forests lead to global warming by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere.

NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) Definition

6. NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) Definition

NIMBY or 'not in my backyard' syndrome is something that many people experience at some point in their lives. Lean more about where the term came from, and what it has evolved into today.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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