Week Notes Sept 28th - Oct 2nd
Week Notes Sept 28th - Oct 2nd 433
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Date Created: 10/02/15
September 28th October 2nd Weekly Notes Sociology of Mental Health Class Notes Tuesday September 29th 2015 In class the bulk of the time was spent with our classroom presentation the Topic in Charge Race and Mental Health During this presentation they showed a few videos that will be explained and a good application of the book data Going over quiz What is the difference between social causation and social selectionsocial drift concerning SES Social causation Low SES leads to mental illness Example Blue Jasmine and her shift in lifestyle concerning SES drove her to be more stressed about her place in society working at the desk of a dentist s office more depressed because she didn t have a place to call her home Social selectiondrift Mental illness appears first which leads to low SES Example This tends to occur with more serious cases of mental illness such as schizophrenia Where as this mental illness makes one less able to work therefore not find a job that hires them and therefore have low SES because they have no steady income Topic in Charge Race and Mental Health What was discussed 1 Activity Everyone had a piece of chocolate and a colored sticky note on their desk In order to portray the unfairness of being judged by color those with the green sticky note had to give their chocolate away to those with the pin sticky note 2 Information Gave brief information about the chapter see below data however honed in on black folks Their presentation was more of a media portrayal argument of minority groups as a socialization piece for majority groups They argued that there was false media presentation of minorities 3 Videos We watched two videos Stop Think Respect was a video concerning the opinions of minorities and how they felt about being discriminated against because of something they could not control the color of their skin The video proceeded to have them explain ways that this could be combated in society ie erase the stigmatism show minorities more in movies and fun stuff more so than associating them with bad news coverage etc The second video we watched was a 1970 s experiment in a classroom third grade where the blue eyes were smarter than the brown eyes They brown eyes were stressed out when they were called brown eyes by the blue eyes felt hurt and discriminated against and actually ended up feeling less smart because they were labeled that way Thursday October 1st 2015 During this class we discuss main points from our chapter concerning Gender and Mental Health We have the Topic in Charge over the same topic Dr Gong explains an interesting past phenomenon only related to women and mental health Topic in Charge In sum the ladies in the presentation explained that gender and sex were two separate entities sex referring to the biological parts of men and women and gender referring to the socially constructed version of identity They explain how gender is still very static and mental illness may come from those in the transgender gender neutralgenderless stages who are struggling with their internal feelings and societal reactions of gender Hysteria Women had symptoms opposite of males so they pegged it as a disorder specifically for women Many psychiatrists and psychologists in the 1890 s were very interested in the matter and thought women were truly suffering ie the symptoms were strong sexual desire moody etc similar to the symptoms of irritability from female issues now Stats about differences in gender and mental health Although hysteria was a little coo coo the idea wasn t entirely wrong about choosing women over men to be the gender that has mental illness From many diagrams data points and graphs we concluded that women tend to suffer from severe mental illness more than men 12 month prevalence of any mental illness and 12 month serious mental illness However when you take over all rates of mental illness there is no true difference in rates There is also not a huge difference in happiness rates however overtime women are becoming less happy when it is compared historically Book Notes Chapter 14 Notes from Reading Race and Mental Health In sum the chapter breaks up race into different minority groups and compare them to their counterparts It discusses how society perceives the rate of mental health issues and then the data that confirms or denies this societal understanding General Trends 1 Hispanics blacks and Asians have lower rates of lifetime and 12 month disorders than whites 2 Lifetime and 12 month disorders are more prevalent in Indians than Whites 3 Puerto Ricans gt Other hispanics 4 Vietnamese lt Asians 5 Blacks Caribbean Blacks 6 Falsification of rates of mental health among minorities Race Characteristics of Do societal Meagan s summary in mental healthmental perceptions and true one word illness data match Black Social phobias No many less and LESS different mental health issues than expected Hispanic More likely to have any affective disorder any anxiety disorder any substance abusedependence disorder or any disorder than whites or blacks lower levels of psychiatric disorders than whites or blacks some cohorts within the hispanic title suffer or benefit more Puerto Ricans have the highest level of psychological distress and depression Hispanics have the lowest current rate of schizophrenia and drug abuse No more mental health issues than expected However also underrepresented MORE Asian High distress high depression high suicide No Asian Americans have many more problems with mental health than we thought however they too are underrepresented MISUNDERSTOOD American Indian Lie below poverty level low college rates substance abuse depression suicide involving alcohol and commorbidy I believe people don t take into consideration the livelihood because there are so few ISOLATED Chapter 13 Notes from Reading In sum this chapter was made up of data surrounding gender and mental health It is understood by society that females suffer more from mental illness however a consensus revealed that mental health issues are relatively equal when controlled for other variables However the author makes it clear that gender and mental health is hard to map out in our society because gender is socially understood by so many other factors of society Theories of gendered mental illness Freud Gender based mental health issues are historically from Freudian ideas of men and women In his thoughts men are psychically superior to women because of the 1 Genitals of the man they are bigger more prompt and different than the female and the female takes notice of this way more than the man does and she starts to feel self conscious 2 Penis envy the mother is no longer the main source of love for the female because she is so infatuated with the penis that she wants to always hang around dad 3 Desire for the mother the boy on the other hand longs for a relationship with the mother however the father steps in to warn him that this is not a good decision The boy looks to the female counterpart and knows that if he is bad he will be castrated and look like a female In turn the sexual desire for the mother descends Protect Mothers are more protective over their daughters than over their sons Socialization Stereotypical actions like what girls should be doing and what boys should be doing socialize gender Although all these gendered ideas exist data shows time and time again that neither gender is worse off than the other when it comes to mental health issues Women Men Anxiety Substance Abuse Depression Antisocial disorder Loss of energy mental and physical Agressivebehavioral disorder Trouble concentrating Factors that play into these mental health mental health issues Nurturing loss of mental energy More independent don t talk out feelings more autonomy say in the work place sense of belonging and pride Tending to take on household tasks that are repeated often loss of physical energy feeling of loss of complexity in work Privilege self more often less self salience Tend to take on female jobs lower paying less autonomous Anger Emotional relationships outlet of problems Needs of others are above your own self salience Care taking and work struggle anxiety about what to do when What are the best situations for men and women alike to increase chances of mental hea h 1 Powerautonomy Demands Complexity in worktasks Mastery Low time pressure on same tasks that allow for power demand and complexity Egalitarian relations in the home split care taking High self esteem Balanced self salience
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