Rosenhan Aims and Context

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Took part early 60's-massive change in the USA

Feminist and civil rights movements and political focus controlling the society

Anti-psychiatry introduced(Laing)- as many people disagreed with medical model to identify mental illnesses

Medical model is where there is thought to be a physical cause for everything. 

Foucault thought the concept of mental illnesses were social constructs - innocent members of public being locked up and subjected to humane behaviour-freezing and straightjackets. 



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