Social Causes of Psychological Distress

ISBN-10: 0202307093
ISBN-13: 9780202307091
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 12/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 13.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

John Mirowsky is professor in both the department of sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Catherine E. Ross is professor in both the department of sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Introduction
Understanding the Connections between Social and Personal Problems
Preview
Researching the Causes of Distress
Measuring Psychological Well-Being and Distress
What Is Psychological Distress?
Diagnosis: Superimposed Distinctions
Conclusion: The Story of a Woman Diagnosed
Appendix of Symptom Indexes
Real-World Causes of Real-World Misery
Establishing Cause in the Human Sciences
Explaining Real Patterns
Social Patterns of Distress
Basic Patterns
Community Mental Health Surveys
Socioeconomic Status
Marriage
Children at Home
Gender
Undesirable Life Events
Age
Discussion
New Patterns
Life Course Disruptions and Developments
Neighborhood Disadvantage and Disorder
Explaining the Patterns
Life Change: An Abandoned Explanation
Conceptual History of Life Change and Stress
Contradictory Evidence
Variants of the Life Change Index
Alternative Concepts and Future Research
Alienation
Control
Commitment
Support
Meaning
Normality
Alienation: the Prime Stressor
Authoritarianism and Inequity
Authoritarianism
Inequity
Conclusion
Why Some People Are More Distressed Than Others
Control of One's Own Life
The Importance of Social Factors
Genetics and Biochemistry as Alternative Explanations
What Can Be Done?
"Take arms against a sea of troubles"
Description of Data Sets and Measures
References
Index

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