Ch 9: The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the sociocultural model of abnormal behavior in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayThe sociocultural model and abnormal functioning
The impact of social roles and labeling on abnormal functioning
Society's pressures; cultural rules; expectations about race, gender and sexual orientation
Social roles and labels, Rosenhan's experiment
TuesdayThe role of social networks and support in abnormal functioning
Murray Bowen's family systems theory
The importance of social support in relation to stress, anxiety and other psychological issues
The eight underlying concepts of family systems theory, including differentiation of the self and the nuclear family emotional system
WednesdaySociocultural treatmentsTypes of therapy and community treatment
ThursdayMulticultural theory and treatment of abnormal functioning
The effects of gender, sexuality and socialization on abnormal behavior
Sociocultural approach, multicultural theory, multicultural disorders
Gender and psychology, antisocial personality disorder, gender dysphoria
FridayStrengths and weaknesses of the sociocultural modelImpact of labels, success rate of sociocultural model, disregard for genetic components of some mental illnesses

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior Lesson Plans
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The Sociocultural Model and Abnormal Functioning

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.

Social Roles and Labeling: Impact on Abnormal Functioning

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.

The Role of Social Networks and Support in Abnormal Functioning

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.

Murray Bowen's Family Systems Theory

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.

Sociocultural Treatments: Types of Therapy & Community Treatment

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.

Multicultural Theory and Treatment of Abnormal Functioning

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.

The Effects of Gender, Sexuality & Socialization on Abnormal Behavior

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.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Sociocultural Model

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.

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