Posts by: Laceey

Violence Against Women in India

Violence against women due to gender inequality is a global problem that has made notable progress, but in recent years it has been a growing issue in India. Violence against women is not merely a social problem but also a…

Cultural Psychology

As a psychology major, I am interested in how the mind works, how people think, and how that influences behavior and mental health. As an anthropology minor, I am interested in culture, history, and how the social world shapes our…

Teenage Acne

From lecture, the role of medicalization allowed us to gain control over our bodies and behaviors through medicine. This idea allows us to conceptualize our body as universal, there is a universal healthy person and that person is absent of…

Treatment/ Enhancement

Within biomedicine, there is this belief that it operates within the world of facts – it is separate from fiction and not influenced by the social world. From here there are two authorities that hover over biomedicine, which are the…

Depression

Depression is characterized as a mood disorder that generally leaves a person feeling “down in the dumps.” This can include sadness, worry, helplessness, worthlessness, guilt, and others. On top of experiencing depressed emotions, people with depression may have develop sleeping…

True Life: The Benjamins

The Episode of True Life I watched was The Benjamins. The illness narrative shared the quest narrative of two brothers, named Kenny and Brad, on the autism spectrum. Essentially, this story is told to show what it is like to…

Taijin Kyofusho in Japan

Taijin Kyofusho (translation: the disorder of fear of interpersonal relations) is a neurotic culture bound/ culture-related syndrome in Japan where a person feels extreme social-phobia that is associated with their appearance. This fear is related to a feeling of guilt…

Shamans in Mongolia

The documentary film The Horse Boy tells the story of a boy with autism and his parent’s journey to heal their son. At the start of the film we are introduced to Rupert Iaacson and Kristen Neff, but the story…

Anorexia Nervosa Among White Women

The relationship between race, genetics, and health is a complicated one. Through the Human Genome Project, we know that biological races do not exist. However, this statement continues to cause controversy. People see races, but they are a social construction….

Collateral Damage

I would say I did not do terrible on the Health Equity Quiz, but with a score of 6/10 there were a few statistics that surprised me. For one, even though our life expectancy continues to fall beneath other industrialized…