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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a sociocultural model unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:
- The impact of labeling on behavior
- The influence of social networks on abnormal functioning
- Murray Bowen's family systems theory
- Sociocultural therapy and community treatments
- Multicultural theory and abnormal functioning
- The effects of gender, sexuality and socialization on behavior
- Strengths and weaknesses of the sociocultural model
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. The Role of Social Networks and Support in Abnormal Functioning
Everybody needs a friend sometimes. In this lesson, we'll look at the impact of social support on people who are suffering from mental illness. We'll also examine two major hypotheses as to why social support helps people with psychological issues.
4. Murray Bowen's Family Systems Theory
Unless you were raised by wolves, your family has an influence on you. Murray Bowen's family systems theory looks at people in the context of their family relationships. In this lesson, we'll look at some key concepts for family systems theory.
5. Sociocultural Treatments: Types of Therapy & Community Treatment
There are many ways to treat psychological disorders. In this lesson, we'll look at sociocultural approaches to abnormal treatment, including group therapy and family therapy.
6. Multicultural Theory and Treatment of Abnormal Functioning
How does culture affect mental health? What types of psychological disorders are seen around the world? What types are seen in just a few places? And, how can psychologists approach patients from many different cultures? In this lesson, we'll look at the multicultural theory of abnormal psychology.
7. The Effects of Gender, Sexuality & Socialization on Abnormal Behavior
Psychological disorders are influenced by society and culture. In this lesson, we'll look at how society's views on gender and sexuality can raise mental health issues.
8. Strengths and Weaknesses of the Sociocultural Model
How much of an impact do society and culture have on mental illness? Proponents of the sociocultural model believe that they play a major part. But there are both strengths and weaknesses of this model, which we'll examine in this lesson.
9. Sociocultural Perspective: Definition & Examples
Does your race, religion, or gender shape the way you interact with the world? If you think culture can help us understand a person's behavior, then you may already know a little about the sociocultural perspective in psychology.
10. Cultural Psychology: Definition & Challenges
Cultural psychology is an exciting new sub-field of psychology that offers alternative explanations for how identities and cultures interact. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines the field and explore some of the theories that are contributing to an expanded understanding of psychology.
11. Body Modification: Definition, History & Types
Body modification is a practice that is likely as old as mankind, and it has a fascinating history. In this lesson, we will define body modification and explore some of the different types that exist around the world.
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- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
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- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
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- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Stress Disorders: Help and Review
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- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Psychotic Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
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- Treatment in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
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- Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development