To Label or Not to Label: Could Labeling Reduce Stigma Toward Children with Psychological Problems?
Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association
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.
Jennifer Van Patten and Lesa Vartanian (2012).
To Label or Not to Label: Could Labeling Reduce Stigma Toward Children with Psychological Problems?. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.