PSYD33H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Eating Disorder, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Suicidegirls

22 views4 pages
16 Sep 2016
School
Department
Course

For unlimited access to Textbook Notes, a Class+ subscription is required.

Gender and Mental Health Readings
Role of Gender in Mental-Illness Stigma – James
Intro
Examines that gender may factors in the magnitude of mental health stigma
Stigma stem from stereotypes of gender (men = violent/aggressive; women = dependent)
Examined 2 contrasting hypothesis
oTypical, stereotypical behaviour (e.g. alcohol for men) elicits harsher reactions and more stigma than
atypical behaviour from victim
B/c people tend to focus on the situation and uncontrollable causes for atypical behaviour
oAtypical behaviour (e.g. alcoholism for women) elicits harsher reactions and more stigma than typical
behaviour from victim
Method
Online quiz, with many participants and diverse
Quiz contains symptom diagnosis – male typical (alcohol) vs. female typical (MDD)
Participants then complete rating scale to:
oAssess stigmatization level; likeliness to help; agreeing that mental disturbance is legit; if problem
behaviour is biological
Discussion
Gender atypical MH (mental health) illness elicit more favourable reactions b/c ppl believe atypical occurrences
are true mental health disturbance and biological (uncontrollable factors)
oResults more sympathy, great inclination to help
Gender typical MH illness elicit harsh reaction b/c they blame the victim, implying personal responsibility
oUse gender typicality as a way to understand why MH illness occurs
Gender Differences in MH – Afifi
Intro
Sex – biological differences/characteristics b/w man and woman
Gender – cultural, social variations b/w man and woman
Gender inequality – fairnss and justice of genefits and responsibilities b/w men and women
Gender differences stem from:
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 4 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
40 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
30 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class