Aims and Context of Rosenhan

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Szasz then stated that.. the medical model for diagnosing mental illnesses is no more sophisticated than believing in demonology. concept of MI was a way of keeping non-conformists from society
Name the three contextual studies of Rosenhan? Laing Szasz Foucault
What was Rosenhan's aim? To see if psychiatrists coulddistinguish between who were genuinely mentally ill and those who were not. To see if it was the individuals characteristics or the context that influences diagnosis.
How would you describe insane people? The individuals who do not follow social norms/rules of society
Describe the anti-psychiatry movement In the 1960s psychiatrists challenged the practices of mainstream psychology to be invalid, saying the way we diagnose it should not be based on the medical model
Describe Foucault 1961 and what he believed. people were locked away in order to control society, e.g. drapetomania slaves classed as mentally ill for wanting freedom, 'mental illness' was misused for people who were seen as a threat.
foucault said mental illness was a social construct and that it was the.. powerful 'sane' over the weak 'insane'
What did Laing argue in 1960? sufferers of schizophrenia were just a means of controlling society as they were not what they expected