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Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Dana C. Jack and Alisha Ali

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This international volume offers new perspectives on social and psychological aspects of the complex dynamic of depression. The 21 contributors from 13 countries—Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, ... More


The Social Causes of Women's Depression: A Question of Rights Violated?

Jill Astbury

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter explores the relationships between women's depression and various human rights violations that cross cultures. The author contends that a human rights framework should be applied in ... More


Drugs Don't Talk: Do Medication and Biological Psychiatry Contribute to Silencing the Self?

Richard A. Gordon

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the recent rise in the use of antidepressant medications as well as the growing emphasis on biomedical explanations for depression. The chapter presents the history of ... More


Women's Self-Silencing and Depression in the Socio-cultural Context of Germany

Tanja Zoellner and Susanne Hedlund

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter explores how the construct of self-silencing can contribute to our understanding of the effects of socio-cultural expectations placed on German women. The authors provide historical and ... More


Gender as Culture: The Meanings of Self-Silencing in Women and Men

Linda Smolak

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses the frequently reported finding that men self-report equal or higher levels of self-silencing as compared to women. It describes the relevant research and then presents various ... More


“I Don't Express My Feelings to Anyone”: How Self-Silencing Relates to Gender and Depression in Nepal

Dana C. Jack, Bindu Pokharel, and Usha Subba

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines how self-silencing and depression are affected in gender-specific ways by the changing social context in Nepal. The authors explore whether self-silencing relates to depression ... More


Silencing the Self across Generations and Gender in Finland

Airi Hautamäki

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines generational differences and gender differences in self-silencing amidst changing social values in Finland. Finnish women have historically taken part in the labor market ... More


The Meaning of Self-Silencing in Polish Women

Krystyna Drat-Ruszczak

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter brings a biobehavioral model of stress and attachment theory to explore whether self-silencing can be viewed as an adaptive mode of coping for women within the social expectations ... More


Exploring the Immigrant Experience through Self-Silencing Theory and the Full-Frame Approach: The Case of Caribbean Immigrant Women in Canada and the United States

Alisha Ali

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses the role of self-silencing theory in conceptualizing the experiences of women who have immigrated to Canada and the U.S. from the Caribbean. The author presents an integration ... More


Deconstructing Gendered Discourses of Love, Power, and Violence in Intimate Relationships: Portuguese Women's Experiences

Sofia Neves and Conceição Nogueira

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the connections between self-silencing and gendered discourses about love, power, and violence in intimate relationships. The context of this analysis is current day Portuguese ... More


Authentic Self-Expression: Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture

Anjoo Sikka, Linda (Gratch) Vaden-Goad, and Lisa K. Waldner

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter explores the portability of the self-silencing construct across a range of contexts and cultures. The authors present findings from their studies investigating correlations between ... More


Silencing the Self and Personality Vulnerabilities Associated with Depression

Avi Besser, Gordon L. Flett, and Paul L. Hewitt

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter explores the associations between personality factors, depression, and self-silencing. The authors contend that there are many reasons why individuals engage in self-silencing and these ... More


Supporting Voice in Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Rosanna F. DeMarco

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the ways in which self-silencing theory can be used to understand the experiences of women in inner-city Boston living with HIV/AIDS. The author discusses how the ... More


Facilitating Women's Development through the Illness of Cancer: Depression, Self-Silencing, and Self-Care

Mary Sormanti

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the role of self-silencing in women's experiences of coping with cancer. It discusses various relevant psychosocial factors, including emotional distress, quality of life, and ... More


Eating Disorders and Self-Silencing: A Function-Focused Approach to Treatment

Josie Geller, Suja Srikameswaran, and Stephanie Cassin

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines self-silencing and loss of voice in women's experiences of eating disorders. The authors put forward a model that links etiological perspectives, self-silencing, and eating ... More


Self-Silencing and the Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Women: The Framingham Offspring Study

Elaine D. Eaker and Margaret Kelly-Hayes

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents data from the Framingham Offspring Study where data were collected on 3682 men and women who were followed for 10 years to document the occurrence of heart disease or death. ... More


Disruption of the Silenced Self: The Case of Premenstrual Syndrome

Jane M. Ussher and Janette Perz

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter challenges the common pathologizing view of premenstrual change that characterizes premenstrual symptoms as representing a psychological or biomedical disorder. The authors present a ... More


“I Wasn't Being True to Myself”: Women's Narratives of Postpartum Depression

Natasha S. Mauthner

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the contrasting ways in which postpartum depression has been conceptualized based on varying theoretical and methodological approaches. The author presents an overview of ... More


Seeking Safety with Undesirable Outcomes: Women's Self-Silencing in Abusive Intimate Relationships and Implications for Health Care

Stephanie J. Woods

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes the physical and mental health consequences encountered by women experiencing intimate male partner violence. Drawing upon on the literature and upon her research, the author ... More


Gender and Sex(ualities): A Cultural Psychology Approach

Tuğçe Kurtiş and Glenn Adams

in Gender, Sex, and Sexualities: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190658540
eISBN:
9780190658571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658540.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Cultural psychology highlights the mutual constitution of psyche and culture—that is, the bidirectional relationship between person-based structures of mind and socially constructed affordances ... More


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