The Contribution of Sociology to Psychiatric Research

  • Heinz Häfner


It is a personal honour to me being invited by the organizers of the Congress to present a paper, but I should not leave unmentioned that the topic, I was persuaded to deal with in 20 minutes, caused me some headache. In order to get along with, I picked up only a few ideas of interest in a psychiatrist’s view out of a large realm of thinking called sociology, and set them into a historical perspective.


Stressful Life Event Social Disorganization Psychiatric Research Causation Downward Social Selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Häfner
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  1. 1.Central Institute of Mental HealthMannheimGermany

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