Lecture 17 - Research Studies o When there is a perception of violence attitudes did not change when it came to schizophrenia 2010 sociologist

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11/10/16 Research Studies o When there is a perception of violence, attitudes did not change when it came to schizophrenia 2010 – sociologist, Pescosolido, did an international study to see if stigma occurs globally o The fact that people know about mental illness and has it reduced stigma o What kinds of mental health literacy and how has it affected stigma o Study took place in a number of countries (16 countries) o Stigma, in some ways, has intensified over the past 40 years even though understanding improved o One out of four people have a negative attitude regarding mental illness o Five issue areas where stigma was the greatest Working conditions – people did not work with someone with mental illness Childcare – negative attitudes toward childcare workers and teachers who were mentally ill Positions of authority Perception of violence Marriage o Conclusions to deal with stigma Media – target the media to avoid sensationalizing stories, we don’t get
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