MARCH+9+SOCIALCLASS+FINAL

MARCH+9+SOCIALCLASS+FINAL - TREATMENT Only theory with no...

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TREATMENT Only theory with no direct treatment Change environment Much distress is transient and self- correcting so may not need treatment Importance of informal support
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STRENGTHS OF SOCIAL Better at explaining distress than particular mental illnesses Better at explaining group rather than individual differences Emphasis on external and current causes of distress
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CRITICISMS OF SOCIAL Ignores how mental illnesses rooted in individuals, not in situations Are stressors effects or triggers, rather than causes? Not good for explaining most serious types of mental illnesses Unspecific treatment component
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WHAT IS SOCIAL CLASS? People similar in economic and social status, education, ways of life, attitudes, and beliefs Two major aspects Material resources - income Culture – education
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Causation – social class precedes m.i. More stressors?
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