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Views on Mental Illness: 1950s v. Today: Background on 1950s

This guide will guide your research of disorders you have been assigned. It will also support you in the creation of a lesson plan you will use to teach your peers about the disorder and how its relevance might have changed.

1950s Conformity

The Building of Levittown initiated White Flight from cities to suburbs. White Flight was the mass exodus of the white population in droves from areas that were becoming too racially or ethnoculturally diverse.


1950s Mental Health

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)