Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Health Education

First Advisor

Donahoo, Saran

Second Advisor

Juntunen, Jacob


The concepts of urban psychosis and urban trauma rarely appear in scholarly literature. This study explores what urban psychosis is from a health perspective and how it affects African Americans who have lived in urban environments. The study also explores in what ways the experiences of people from inner-city neighborhoods illustrate the tenets of urban trauma and urban psychosis. Through an exploratory qualitative study, the researcher seeks to discover how urban dwellers experience urban psychosis and/or urban trauma.




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