publication . Article . 2010

p03 186 automatic stereotyping and prejudice against people with mental illness

N. Rüsch; P.W. Corrigan; A.R. Todd; G.V. Bodenhausen;
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2010 Journal: European Psychiatry, volume 25, page 1,252 (issn: 0924-9338, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
Background Similar to members of the public, people with mental illness may exhibit general negative automatic prejudice (e.g., general dislike) against their own group. However, it is unclear whether more specific negative stereotypes (e.g., danger or guilt) are automatically activated among diagnosed individuals and how such automatic stereotyping may be related to self-reported attitudes and emotional reactions. Methods We studied automatically activated reactions toward mental illness among 85 people with mental illness and 50 members of the general public using a Lexical Decision Task (LDT) as a measure of automatic stereotyping and a Brief Implicit Associa...
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free text keywords: Psychiatry and Mental health, Implicit-association test, Anger, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Clinical psychology, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Ingroups and outgroups, Shame, Prejudice (legal term), Lexical decision task, Mental illness, medicine.disease, Psychology
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