GCPH Seminar Series 4: Why Selfish Capitalism Causes Increased Mental Illness

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Summary: By placing too high a value on the material aspects of life, English speaking nations put themselves at twice the risk of mental disorder over their mainland European counterparts. This overemphasis on materialism has its roots in the ideologies and policies of the Thatcher administration in the UK and the Reagan administration in the USA. Through placing an over-emphasis on materialism, these perspectives led to people spending less time on meeting fundamental human needs, resulting in increased mental disorder. A greater focus on other aspects of life is needed to restore the balance.
Creators: Oliver James
Copyright holder: Copyright ©2008 Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Tags: Public Health, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Materialism
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Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 13:59
URI: https://edshare.gcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/327

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