Describe how the familiarity heuristic (familiar items are seen as superior to those that are unfamiliar) in conjunction with mental set can contribute to errors in perception when it comes to solving social conflicts. Do you feel there is a way to reduce or prevent these errors? Explain and give specific examples. Support your reasoning with information from the text and other course materials.
Culture clearly has strong effects on mental disorders. How does this influence what you think about what is normal or abnormal? The German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche thought that society itself might be neurotic, and suggested that our societies set up a “neurosis of health.” What do you think he meant by that? Do you think that society is unhealthy, and adapting to a sick society makes us depressed, anxious and off balanced?