Genetic Risk: Social Construction
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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How to Cite
Parsons, E. P. and Bradley, D. M. 2006. Genetic Risk: Social Construction. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Social constructionism is an approach within the social sciences that challenges traditional assumptions about the objectivity of scientific and medical facts. Social constructionists would argue that genetic risk is not a mathematical entity that has independent reality, but is a social fact that is constantly negotiated and constructed by individuals, scientists and clinicians in their everyday lives.
- genetic risk;
- psychosocial genetics;
- social constructionism