SOC 462 Mental Illness

SOC 462 Mental Illness - Mental Illness Tuesday 11:00 AM...

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Thoughts - cognitive Feelings - effective Behavior - behavioral Mental Illness/Disorder - three indicators Explain rates Find correlates <-> causes s Variation in rates by… Macro - Positivism - Epidemiological Studies 20% of US population diagnosable w/ mental illness 3% comorbidity - multiple mental illnesses 6% serious mental illness - interferes with everyday life Much higher than back in the 1950s Larger trends How mental illness varies by region, particularly rural vs. suburban vs. urban The characteristics of place determine behavior Individual disorganization: inability of individual to conform Zones in transition have high social disorganization s Produces lack of normative regulations Zones in transitions tend to have very heterogeneous populations s Social disorganization: Inability of community/society to control he individual Social Disorganization Theorists - Faris and Dunham By 1950s, disorganization theory wasn't popular
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 462 taught by Professor Jackspencer during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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