When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.
Ethnomethodology means the study of methods used by people. This approach was founded by the American sociologist Harold Garfinkel (1967). He argues that members of society assume that the social world is ordered and makes sense. However, this order and sense may not actually exist. Instead it may be constructed to make the social world appear knowable, reasonable and understandable. [Click on this image to find a breaching experiment on a grand scale]