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Unit 1 History of Madness

Unit 1 History of Madness

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Published by Sonia Soans
These were slides for my introductory class on the history of abnormal psychology. The title is a tribute to a personal hero Michel Foucault.
These were slides for my introductory class on the history of abnormal psychology. The title is a tribute to a personal hero Michel Foucault.

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Published by: Sonia Soans on Jan 28, 2011
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Unit 1 History of Madness
Pascal: ³ men are so necessarily mad , that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness´ 
 
 Ancient beliefs
There is evidence from Neolithic times of thepractice of trepanation cutting large holesinto the skull), possibly as an attempt to cureailments which may have included mentaldisorders.
Philosophical interest in the mind and behaviodates back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt,Greece, China and India.

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