IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/hop/hopeec/v42y2010i5p25-52.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Psychiatry and the Social Sciences, 1940–2009

Author

Listed:
  • Andrew Scull

Abstract

This paper examines the changing relationship between psychiatry and three major social sciences, psychology, sociology, and economics, in the period between the outbreak of the Second World War and the end of the twentieth century. That interaction varied across the different disciplines and over time. The most sustained impact was on the discipline of psychology, where size and the shape of the discipline were radically transformed, beginning with the mental health crisis of the war years. In sociology, the initial cooperation with psychiatry that marked the late 1940s and 1950s was soon transformed into an adversarial relationship, before the two disciplines largely went their separate ways, beginning in the mid-1980s. At about the same time, mental health economics began to emerge as a subspecialty, though, for reasons the article explores, it has remained a marginal enterprise in the eyes of most professional economists.

Suggested Citation

  • Andrew Scull, 2010. "Psychiatry and the Social Sciences, 1940–2009," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 42(5), pages 25-52, Supplemen.
  • Handle: RePEc:hop:hopeec:v:42:y:2010:i:5:p:25-52
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://hope.dukejournals.org/content/42/Suppl_1/25.full.pdf+html
    File Function: link to full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:hop:hopeec:v:42:y:2010:i:5:p:25-52. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Center for the History of Political Economy Webmaster). General contact details of provider: http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?viewby=journal&productid=45614 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.