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Soc 2D06 – Feb 12

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Sociology
Course Code
SOCIOL 2D06
Professor
Sarah Clancy

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Soc 2D06 – Feb 12 th Intro to the Mad Pride Movement ­Individuals making appropriate decisions Social Psychology of Mental Health – Part 2 Social Structural Explanations of Mental Health and Illness: Stress Model Stress Process Model: ­Relationship between status, stressors, resources and outcomes (distress) (pg.  239) ­Examines the influence/ impact of social structures on mental health ­Mental health= influenced by social structure Stressors (pg. 228­229) ­Negative life events – “infrequent”; “unwanted” to “traumatic” ­Chronic strains – long­term, often due to “social roles” or social positions ­One type of stress can affect another, domino effect called “secondary stressors” Outcomes: ­Ways that people manage or experience the stress they face, such as “disorders”,  “anxiety” or “aggression or substance abuse” Social Structural Explanations of Mental Health and Illness: Resources and  Support: ­Like we discussed last lecture, forms of personal and social support are often extremely  helpful ­Need a range of support services (pg. 230) – access to services is important ­“Positive social support…” = lower levels of distress Social Structural Explanations – Social Supports: Case Study ­Smith conducted a study in the USA with military individuals and social supports  available to them after experiences PTSS after a training program ­Two forms of support: military and network or family and friends Findings: ­Social Support = “significant moderator” ­All forms of support = less cases of depression     ­Military support = buffer ­Increased Stress = increased importance of support ­Men who received military support = less incidence of PTSS     ­Civilian
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