SOC 322F SOC 322F. Mental Health in Social Context. 3 Hours.
Examines the social causes of mental health in the areas of social epidemiology of mental health; social and psychological factors in mental health; and treatment for psychological problems. Explores definitions of mental health and mental illness, and how they are measured. Contrasts the social view with the medical, psychiatric, and psychological views and explores social psychological factors in mental health, including perceived control over life, mastery, fatalism, social support, meaning, self-esteem, coping, trust, inequity, commitment, and flexibility. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sociology 321K (Topic: Mental Health in Social Context) and 322F may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.