Chapter 6. Concepts and Challenges in Capturing Dynamics of the Wider Social Environment

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Stephani L. Hatch1 and
  2. Dana March2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch6

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hatch, S. L. and March, D. (2010) Concepts and Challenges in Capturing Dynamics of the Wider Social Environment, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch6

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Epidemiology and Center for Social Inequalities and Health, Department of Social Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • concepts and challenges, capturing dynamics of wider social environment;
  • social structure - enduring patterned behaviour, interactions between individuals or groups;
  • area-level factors and mental health;
  • social capital - describing social processes shaping interactions;
  • social and geographical mobility - change in physical environment and social status position;
  • guidance of social theory - understanding how social structures become embedded in individuals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Social Structure

  • Area-Level Factors and Mental Health

  • One Approach does not Fit All: the Example of Social Capital

  • Social and Geographical Mobility

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References