Lecture 7 - Sociology of Mental Illness Psychological Theory Defense Mechanisms Repression when the mind suppresses events o Can be unconscious or

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Sociology of Mental Illness 9/27/16 Psychological Theory Defense Mechanisms Repression – when the mind suppresses events o Can be unconscious or conscious (deliberate) o For example: “I’ll think about this tomorrow” Displacement – taking out your anger on someone/something other than the subject of your anger Projection – when you deny your own emotions and project them as someone else’s emotions o For example: When someone is thinking about what it would be like to cheat or be in another relationship, but then they fight with their partner accusing them of thinking of cheating Cognitive Behavior Evidence based and found effectiveness Doesn’t get to the cause of the problem Helps people look at things differently Structure of thoughts Family Systems People have different roles Sometimes there’s a disturbance Goal is to get them back to a stable condition Reframing – looking at how the family dynamic can be affecting the problem
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  • Spring '11
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  • Sociology, sociological approach, Sociology of Mental Illness, mental well-being, Structural strain

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