by Chris Smith
Last Updated Mar 9, 2023
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About Sociology of Mental Illness
This guide provides selected course-specific resources for SO334: Sociology of Mental Illness.
The Sociology of Gaslighting, American Sociological Review (SAGE)Gaslighting—a type of psychological abuse aimed at making victims seem or feel “crazy,” creating a “surreal” interpersonal environment—has captured public attention. Despite the popularity of the term, sociologists have ignored gaslighting, leaving it to be theorized by psychologists. However, this article argues that gaslighting is primarily a sociological rather than a psychological phenomenon.