Sociology 1020 Chapter 10

What are life expectancy rate for different minority groups?
White Males: 76.5
White Females:
Black Males: 70.2
Black Females: 77.2
What is a disability?
A restricted or total lack of ability to perform certain activities as a result of physical limitations or the interplay of these limitations, social responses, and the social environment
What is HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
How is AIDS transmitted?
Transmitted primarily through bodily fluids, such as semen or blood. It can also be transmitted by blood transfusions and by infected mothers before or during birth or while breast-feeding
What is a mental illness?
A condition that requires extensive treatment with medication, psychotherapy, and sometimes hospitalization
What is a mental disorder?
A condition that makes it difficult or impossible for a person to cope with everyday life
The highest rate of serious mental illness among U.S. adults is for persons of what age group?
18-25
What is Medicare?
A program that covers most people age 65 and over.
What is Medicaid?
A health care program for persons who are low income or disabled and certain groups of seniors in nursing homes
What do analysts using the social stress framework to examine mental disorders believe?
Believe that stresses associated with lower-class life lead to greater mental disorders
What are the characteristics of mental disorders?
Many of these illnesses began in childhood or adolescence with the most common problems being: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, and substance abuse disorders
What is the learned helpfulness theory?
People become depressed when they think they have no control over their lives