Rosenhan Aims and Context PY2

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Describe Nellie Bly's research
1887- Pretended to be insane to get into an asylum- Declared insane by several doctors "a Hopeless case"- Recorded everything in a journal, published as "10 days in a mad house"- as a result, more funding given to asylums
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Describe Laing's research
Suggested patients like schizophrenics should be treated in the community- believed the medical model was no better than demonology- said labeling people with "mental illness" was a way to exclude people from society
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Describe Laing's lectures (Laing 2)
Part of Anti-psychiatry movement, he gave lectures about the problems with psychiatry- Rosenhan attented, and wanted to observe for himself from the "inside" what it was like to be labelled/stripped of their identity
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What did Rosenhan say about the diagnosis of mental illness? (Laing 3)
said that the diagnosis of mental illness was "useless at best and downright harmful and misleading at worst"
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Describe Pygmalions research
Self-fulfilling prophicies and labelling. Teaches told that a "special" group of pupils had "unusual potential" and would "bloom" (actually had a range of IQs) Teahcers' expectations became a SFP, weaker students increased IQ's in 8 months
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Rosenhan Aimed:
1.) to find out if psychiatrists could actually tell between the mentally ill and non, or, between those who are "normal and "abnormal" 2.) to find out if the diagnosis of mental illness is based on the behaviour or the environment the patient is in
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