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- The sociocultural model used to explain abnormal behavior
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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. David Rosenhan: Study & Overview
Although it can be helpful to use diagnostic labels to identify people with mental disorders for the purposes of treatment, the use of labels can come with negative consequences. A classic experiment by David Rosenhan in 1972 really sheds light on the stigma that can be attached to being labeled with a psychological disorder.
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