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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1
Professor
Chuck O' Connell
Semester
Winter

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1 Being Sane in Insane Places RosenhanAssumption we can tell the sane from the insaneCultural views of normalityabnormality differExperiment with pseudopatients admitted to psychiatric hospitalsHad the same pasts family history etc except for careerOnce admitted were diagnosed and treated as insaneNormal behaviour misinterpreted according to the diagnosisBehaved well but called in remission from schizophrenia Patients were able to distinguish the sane people even when the staff could notImplicationsStaff is biased while the patients who were actually insane managed to distinguish very well Labeling makes things definite in our mindsWe are all affected by bias and especially when labels come into play Even normal behavior can be deemed insane if a person really wants to view you that way2Imagine a Country Holly SklarA bunch of complaints about AmericaShe uses the same line each time instead of outright stating that its America She d
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