09107mentalhealth - Social Exchange Did nervous disorders...

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Psych 107 Mental and Physical Health Film Clip “The Beauty Myth” Prevalence mental illness Silencing of abuse Social construction Protective factors Feminist therapy
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Prevalence of mental illness Prevalence differs by sex Women: Internalize Men: Externalize Why? Sampling biases Gender biases within diagnoses Stereotypic beliefs internalized Stereotypic beliefs applied Gender role conformity Impact of sexism on women Double bind e.g. “on time” vs. “off time”
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Silencing of Abuse 1899: Dora sexual abuse case Interpreted by Freud as fantasy Women labeled as hysterics through 19 th Century. Mental illness said to be due: Reproductive functions Trying to compete instead of serve Need to isolate
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Social construction
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Unformatted text preview: Social Exchange Did nervous disorders provide an escape for wealthy women? Are there disorders that are socially acceptable? How is mental health always linked to social context? Why do girls become depressed as teens? Protective factors for mental & physical health Freedom from poverty and discrimination Power and control over ones life Assertiveness Instrumental effectiveness Rejecting gender stereotypes Rejecting objectification Examining circumstances Social support Feminist therapy Philosophy of treatment Person in context Education about inequalities Aims toward empowerment Focus on social change Values relationships...
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