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Unformatted text preview: exhibited by middle and upper status persons. • Lower-status persons are less likely to attribute their problems to a psychiatric condition, since they are more likely to feel that some stigma adheres to consultation with a "shrink" or being committed to a mental hospital. Hence, they are less likely to seek out psychiatric assistance voluntarily. • Lower-status persons are most likely to come to the attention of psychiatric authorities as a result of referral by the police or a social worker. This explanation does not say that lower-SES persons are more mentally disordered than middle and upper SES persons overall so much as it focuses on how certain conditions, differentially distributed by social class, intersect with the social structure. Constructionist Explanation...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10