Title

To Label or Not to Label: Could Labeling Reduce Stigma Toward Children with Psychological Problems?

Document Type

Poster Session

Presentation Date

5-2012

Conference Name

Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association

Conference Location

Chicago, IL

Abstract

Data from 152 undergraduates demonstrated desire for social distance from hypothetical children with various psychological problems was lower when a diagnostic label was presented. A three-way interaction involving participant gender suggests the stigma of mental illness for children is complex, and may operate differently than it does for adults.

Disciplines

Psychology

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