Key Topics in Social
is a collection of short articles summarising the most important
concepts in sociology and psychology that student nurses will need to understand.
Each entry is intended to give a brief introduction to the topic as a prompt for
writing essays and assignments.
Arranged in alphabetical order so you can find
entries quickly and easily
Short entries take you straight to the heart of
A great starting point for essays and
Ideal for revision before assessments and exams
Cross-references and further reading suggestions
provided so you can study in more depth as needed.
Age and Ageing; Agency; Alienation; Altruism; Anti-psychiatry; Anxiety; Attachment; Attitudes; Attribution theory; Authority; Autonomy; Behaviour; Behaviour modification; Behaviourism; Biomedical model; (The) Body; Capitalism; Causality; Challenging behaviour; Child abuse; Child development; Child poverty; Citizenship; Classical conditioning; Clinical iceberg; Cognitive perspective; Cognitive behavioural therapy; Cognitive development; Cognitive dissonance; Community; Conformity; Consumerism / consumption; Culture; Data; Defence mechanisms; Demography; Depression; Developmental norms; Disabilities; Discourse; Discrimination; Diversity; Division of labour; Early experiences; Eating disorders; Emotion; Emotional intelligence; Emotional labour; Empathy; Epidemiology; Equalities; Ethics; Ethnicity; Evaluation; Families; Family therapy; Feminism; Freud; Functionalism; Gender; Genetics; Globalisation; Group(s) / group dynamics; Group therapy; Health; Humanistic perspective; Human Rights; Hypothesis; Ideal type; Identity; Identity politics; Ideology; Industrialisation; Inequalities; Interactionism; Intersectionality; Labelling theory; Learning difficulties (and learning disabilities); Life chances; Loss; Market; Marxism; Maslows hierarchy of needs; Medicalisation; Memory; Mental illness; Migration; Modernity; Moral panic; Morbidity and mortality; Motivation; Narrative(s); Need; Neuroscience; Obedience; Operant conditioning; Paradigm; Patriarchy; Perception; Personality; Person-centred counselling; Personalisation; Phobias; Piaget, Jean; Postmodernism; Positive psychology; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Poverty; Power; Prejudice; Profession; Psychiatry; Psychoanalysis; Psychodynamic perspective; Psychological interventions; Psychological perspective; Public sphere; Realism; Reflexivity; Reinforcement; Research methods; Resilience; Risk assessment; Rogers, Carl; Role / role theory; Role models; Science; Self; Self-actualisation; Self-concept and self-esteem; Self-harm; Separation (and loss); Sexuality; Sick role; Social action and social structure; Social class; Social constructionism; Social institution; Social learning theory; Social mobility; Social model of health; Social policy; Social support; Socialisation; Socialism; Society; Sociological perspective; Sociology; Status; Stereotyping; Stigma; Stress (and coping); Unconscious mind; Underclass; Urbanisation; Values; Violence (and aggression); Welfare; Welfare state