Hysteria, as stated by Dinwiddie, has been traced back to the Hippocratic School of medicine, perhaps even as far back as ancient Egypt. Hysteria is when psychological conflict is turned into physical symptoms, such as when a patient complains of symptoms for which no clear physical cause. Somatization disorder has often been linked with hysteria in the same ways that hypochondriasis has, however these two diseases are not the same. In the past hypochondriasis was thought to be a somatization disorder, but has since been re-classified as an anxiety disorder by the DSM-IV (Ehrlich, 2013). A somatization disorder is a chronic condition in which a person has physical symptoms involving multiple body parts that have no physical cause, it is currently one of the hardest diseases to diagnose.
The play “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller was written in response to McCarthyism in the 1950’s. In 1692 and 1693 the Salem witch trials took place in Salem Massachusetts. Girls believed to be involved in witchcraft were responsible for these trials. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s senator McCarthy came to office. Senator McCarthy and some of his allies were responsible for hysteria in the United States of America in the 1950’s. The scare was also in result of a communist scare after World War II and leading to the cold war. The behavior of the people of the Salem witch trials and Americans in the 19050’s resulted in a big scare in reaction to hysteria.
Since the early-2010s, debate around the sexualisation of children has instigated much social alarm. A number of media articles (Cameron 2010; Critchley 2009; Doherty 2011; Kermond 2012, Jones & Cuneo 2009; Snow 2013; Tuohy 2012) have depicted the sexualisation of children as a prevailing social matter which accentuate concepts represented in moral panic discourse. In everyday practices of reporting public and social events, moral panic frequently becomes elicited by society’s mass mediated exaggeration of certain social events. What becomes apparent from Critcher’s work (2003), is how understandings of public incidents become portrayed as concerning through socially constructed and distorted notions of panic which become widely adopted views. As Cohen (1972) suggests, moral panic becomes a state of panic through the encouragement of important social agents which believe that an ideological perspective is threatened or endangered by a particular view. Thereby to accentuate these notions using moral panic discourse, this essay will investigate whether representations of sexualised children constitute a moral panic contrived by mediated distortions or is truly a concerning societal issue through an analysis of the processual and attributional model (Critcher 2003). Drawing on both discursive models of moral panic will allow a thorough investigation of the catalysts for moral panic involving the sexualisation of children. This paper will demonstrate how moral panic discourse
“We know we’re punished though we’ve committed no crime” (parentseyes). Mass hysteria is a phenomenon that transmits collective delusions of threats, whether real or imaginary, through a population in society as a result of rumors and fear. Mass Hysteria happens when people overreact to an event and cause widespread panic or take inappropriate actions. For example in the 1600’s people began accusing others of being witches in Salem, MA. Through rumors, fear, retaliation, and bullying, dozens of people were falsely accused and killed for being witches without any solid foundation. Another mass hysteria situation started on December 7th, 1941, when the Japanese bombed pearl harbor and
“Believe in yourself. Do not let doubt, fear, panic, hysteria or even extreme faith to get in your way” is a quote by Ruben Papian. Mass hysteria occurred in LeRoy, New York and also in Salem, Massachusetts. Mass hysteria is a situation where many people suffer from similar symptoms. Mass hysteria can lead to a disorder called conversion disorder. Conversion disorder is a mental condition that turns into a physical problem over time. Conversion disorder could cause you to have blindness numbness, paralysis you and also cause fits with no reason at all. This disorder is commonly found in people who have been in stressful situations that could affect their mental health. The girls in LeRoy, New York and Salem were suffering
There are even more people engrossed in Trump's campaign as his contentious rhetoric is spreading and becoming exponentially obscene. His words foreshadow what he'd do if he were president. My teachers have said that they "don't care" if Trump becomes president because "he wouldn't have any power, thanks to Congress." Obviously, that's false, and as we all have seen, his divisive words have been significantly detrimental to unification in this country - and he's not even in charge. I can imagine how he'd undermine the liberties granted by this country from the start. As he gains more advocates for becoming President of the U.S.A, I'm sure everyone else will be even more surprised by what he has to say because he'll have more leeway for his
It has now been almost one month since the world altering day. Still many people are having a hard time swallowing the fact that Donald Trump is the President elect. Although, this still seems like a horrible nightmare for people, the world did not end on November 9th. The world and the people are still going about their days. Things may change after Donald actually takes office on January 20th but until then we need to look at what the mere thought of Donald becoming President has impacting many citizens.
Today, much uncertainty exists in the United States. As President Trump clears his first 100 days in office, many Americans and people residing in the United States are afraid of the reckless and unpitying behavior Trump continues to brandish. Continue
Remember 2012 when Mitt Romney ran for president? We all thought that it was the end of the world and that Romney would be the final downfall of America. Now it’s 2016 and there’s a new “Mitt Romney,” but this time it’s totally different. Donald Trump is someone who people either glorify or are terrified at the thought of this man “making America great again.” Most people think that Donald Trump is “brutally honest” or is extremely humourous. The people who think that Trump is funny are not looking at what he could do. The people who agree with Trump’s views are not looking at how it could affect so many people looking up to America which is perceived as a chance for change and hope. Maybe I’m being bias because I am the child of an Mexican
“Three, in response to Trump’s call to murder the families of terrorists, former CIA Director Michael Hayden declared the U.S. military would refuse to honor orders from Trump that violated international laws. Four, economists warned that Trump’s policies would lead to destructive trade wars. And five, historians warned that his election would have a devastating effect on America’s reputation around the world” (The San Diego Union
In 1970 America was a post-war country just waiting for something bad to happen. Moving to the current year, it still seems that America is still on its way down. We cannot go a month without there being a tragic shooting on the news, or protests burning down buildings. People do not expect anything great anymore, they always get ready for the bad times. This seems especially true ever since Donald Trump has become president. No one can accept him and everyone is just waiting for him to do something horrible. When I was watching the presidential election and saw that Trump won, my mood changed immediately. I was ready for World War III to happen, without giving Trump a chance with his presidency. Many Americans hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
The legacy of Trump is nearly predetermined because of the theory of political time. Constitutional governance may currently be stretching, but it is not vulnerable. By default, he is a better president than individuals such as Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Herbert Hoover. While many political commentators argue Trump's "presidency is a failure… [because] his moral character and self-serving leadership" (The Gazette), for this exact same reason, his presidency has accomplishments. Using rhetoric, "the most influential [tool]...
Many people believe that Donald Trump’s presidency is the end of America but, have they read and noted what he plans on doing the moment he steps into office? Donald Trump’s presidency will impact my family, peers, and myself in a positive way because of his economic plans to make more jobs for Americans, plans to improve the collapsing american infrastructure, and his vision on re-establishing taxes and tax policies.
When the male doctors of the 1800s first introduced the idea of male hysteria, they made great concessions. The attitudes, actions, and personality traits associated with males during that time period were so vastly different from the present-day. They were thought to be the sole provider, protector, strong, and self-reliant - no displays of weakness or submissiveness were allowed. Contradictions between established physicians and neurologists debated in the medical world whether or not it existed.
After following this year's election, I have acquired a vast amount of knowledge on Donald Trump and his political beliefs. He is an intelligent man. There is no doubt about that. He has many successful businesses, and he managed to somehow convince the majority of the United States to vote him as our next president. However, Donald Trump is a well known sexist and is quite bigoted in his beliefs. The only social class that he cares about is the wealthy upper class, seeing as he is a part of said class. Every choice he makes during his presidency effects this generation and the generations to come. As a fifteen year old who will be affected by all the choices he makes during his presidency, I have many concerns for America when Trump takes office.